Everyone should have at least 1 Aloe Vera plant in their home!
Keep one in your kitchen, or bathroom, to use on burns, sunburns, itchy, dry skin, and so much more!
Keep one in your bedroom too! Aloe Vera is an awesome air purifier, turning carbon dioxide in to fresh, clean oxygen in your home!
Temperatures averaging 70°F/21°C - 80°F/26°C are very good and not much below 50°F/10°C.
Aloe Vera thrives on bright light conditions, but not direct sunlight. Heat is fine because they react similar to a cacti in hot conditions. Bright rather than light (direct), is the key.
These are succulents which are mainly made up of water and retain a lot of water in it's foliage (for storage), similar to a cactus. The soil needs to be moist which is easy to check by placing a finger an inch deep into the soil to make sure it is not dry. It needs much less in the winter. .
A pot mixture used for cactus will suffice or a soil mix that drains well and is well aerated.
Re-pot when the plant has outgrown it's pot. It's best to re-pot the offsets (small aloes - pups) in separate pots once they have grown enough.
Humidity is not a major concern for these, making the average room indoors sufficient.
Aloe offsets can be divided carefully and then re-potted. Pups will grow from the parent plant which are best removed when they are about 2 inches long, or when the main plant needs more room to grow. Leaf cuttings can also be taken and re-planted, although this method is not as successful. I would let cuttings dry out for at-least a few days before placing them in soil mix. Drying out allows time for the wound to heal and improve it's chance of growing.
Where they grow best:
As mentioned above these love bright conditions, making them a plant that will grow well on a shelf, windowsill or other area, without direct sunlight.