CULTURAL TECHNIQUE OF ALOE BARBADENSIS
Aloe is a plant that needs a mild climate in order to grow. In fact, it lives well outdoors in the temperate-warm climate zones while in the cooler zones it must be sheltered from the winter cold as it does not tolerate temperatures below 5-8 ° C.
In the spring – summer period, Aloe should be watered in moderation and taking care not to wet the leaves in order to prevent water from settling between the leaves which could lead to dangerous rot. The technique is to water and let the soil dry out until the next watering. When autumn – winter arrives, watering gradually decreases. In spring watering is gradually resumed.
TYPE OF SOIL – REPOT
Aloe is repotted in spring, increasing the size of the pot each time. Not having a particularly deep root system, it is preferable to choose a pot that is wider than deep and with adequate drainage holes as it does not like water stagnation and place gravel or pieces of earthenware on the bottom of the pot. They are plants that are not particularly demanding in terms of soils but prefer predominantly sandy soils that favor the rapid draining of excess water.
Aloe develops flowers from spring to autumn depending on the species and varieties that form on the top of a long stem, simple or branched or in clusters and the plant does not die after flowering unlike Agave.
USED PARTS OF THE PLANT
Aloe uses fresh leaves collected from plants of at least 3 years old. From aloe leaves nowadays a gel is obtained which is obtained by opening the leaf.
HOW TO USE IT
For external use, the aloe gel is used as a healing agent for burns and wounds, as a soothing and calming agent, as a revitalizing and moisturizing tonic for the skin. Fresh, open aloe leaves can be placed directly in contact with the skin to soothe minor burns and scalds.
ORDERS CONTAINING THE MAP WILL BE SHIPPED ON THE NEXT MONDAY
Leaves and plants will only be shipped with prepayment. It is not possible to pay cash on delivery.