Taken just after repotting in a terra-cotta pot. This style of pot is best for succulents as the pot allows water to seep out the sides. May 22nd.
Size comparison next to the newest addition, the Chocolate Soldier. May, 22nd.
Aloe Vera is a popular succulent that has thick green leaves growing without a stem. The leaves are serrated with small white teeth, and some varieties have white flecks.
Aloe Vera is very well known for it's cosmetic and medicinal values.
While the plant produces seeds, it is typically propogated by removing the offsets and replanting those.
All Aloe varieties are semi tropical succulent plants and do not tolerate even light frost. Their leaves consist of up to 95% water so they don't need to be watered often. The large amount of water content are what makes them so susceptible to frost damage. They prefer a lot of bright light, but can also be burned in intense heat and sunlight. Unlike other succulents that use a taproot to ensure access to water, Aloe Vera has a shallow spreading root system.