How To Grow Aloe

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If you are wanting to clear the air, say ‘Aloe’ to your new best bud in the home.

Aloes (Aloe vera) are not just there to help with those after beach sunburns (ouch!), but can also assist in the home by removing toxins in the air.

How can such a simple plant do so much you ask? A study conducted by NASA scientists in the late 80’s has shown that when planted in the right conditions, Aloe vera can reduce the amount of formaldehyde present in an indoor area.

Easy to grow both outdoors and in, these hardy, beneficial and multi-use plants are a must have in the home.

So say ‘Aloe you Vera much’ and make room for this helper in your home.

Position: Indoors in a well lit spot. Outdoors in full sun, but protected from the harsh afternoon sun. 
Water: Water occasionally, allowing the plant to dry out between watering.
Soil: Well drained.

How to grow:

Step 1:  Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the existing plant. Position indoors in a brightly lit spot, sheltered from the harsh afternoon sun. 
Step 2: Partially fill the pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
Step 3: Mix in activated charcoal to the potting mix. The activated charcoal assists the aloe with removing toxins from the air.
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any encircled or tangled roots.
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in lightly to just moisten the soil.
Step 5: Mulch with an organic mulch such as woodchip or with stones or decorative pebbles.  
Step 6: Feed your plant every month from spring to autumn with Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate

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