Aloe Vera is a magical and very famous plant. It can be found very easily in any nursery. It grows very fast without much care but sometimes it faces some problems like its growth gets stopped, tips start getting brown, leaf colour starts deteriorating, arrival of black spots on the leaves and sometimes complete plant gets dull.
How did this happen? Why does this happen? How to fix all these problems? What are the remedies for all these complications? We are going to see all the problems and remedies in this article.
About Aloe Vera Plant
❖ Aloe Vera is a perennial plant. It does not survive only for 6 months or 1 year, its life span is of longer duration.
❖ It is a succulent plant hence liquid is filled in its leaves. It does not need much water for survival.
❖ It is xerophytic plants and can survive in drought, where there is no water like desert.
Due to all these features of Aloe Vera plant needs very less care. It is very hardy plant.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Plant
Aloe Vera is an African plant with more than 500 species. It is also a Medicinal plant which is used in making medicines and cosmetics. It is very helpful for skin and hair care. You can apply its gel on the burnt area also, it will give instant relief.
How to take care of Aloe Vera?
It grows very fast between 10℃-30℃. If it is extremely cold or hot, then its growth stops but plants do survive. You can keep this plant outdoors as well as indoors. We have some reasons to keep it an indoor plant.
● Firstly, it will survive in bright light as well as medium light.
● Secondly, they absorb harmful chemicals and purify the air.
● Most importantly, they do not give carbon dioxide during night time. You can keep them near your bed also.
If you want fast growth of your plant, then keep it outside in the sunlight. You can give 5 hours, 8 hours, 10hours of sunlight or as much as possible, it would be good for it.
If it is extremely hot, there might be a chance of sunburn also, leaves will start to fade, start turning yellow and plants will be dull. To avoid this you can keep your plant in shade or cover it with some cloth.
As it is a succulent, it needs very little water. Give water when the soil is completely dry. It is also a xerophytic plant, so it can live for longer duration without water.
You do not need to prepare separate soil for Aloe Vera, you can use the same soil which you have prepared for your rest of the plants.
4. Pot Size
Roots of this plant are very small so it does not need much depth or a deeper pot. The pot has to be a wide pot because its roots spread widely. If you want more Aloe Vera, then you can place it in a tub also. The more area they will get, the more pups will come out.
You can give any organic fertilizer to it once every 2 months. Give only organic fertilizer because if you are using its gel for your face, hairs or drinking, it should be chemical free.
6. Pest Attack
Pest attack is very rare in Aloe Vera plants but there is a possibility of attack by small bugs. These bugs cannot be seen by naked eyes but they can spoil the plant completely. You can use organic pesticides and can do neem spray also to overcome the problem.
7. How to remove black spots
Sometimes, you might see black spots in Aloe Vera leaves. There can be many reasons but we have two main reasons:
● First is over watering, if you are giving water again and again then soil will be wet. It will lead to fungus in the plant and will develop black spots on the leaves.
● Second reason could be root rot. For any reason the root is bounded or rotten, it may lead to the black spots on the leaves.
In this condition, first of all stop giving water and cut the area of the leaves where black spot is seen. It will stop the spread of the fungus inside the plant. One more thing, if possible remove your Aloe Vera plant from the pot, clean the soil and put the plant in another pot with another soil.
8. Brown tips of leaves
Tips of the leaves of this plant become brown sometimes, this is due to water imbalance. If you are giving less water then it could be a case and if you are over watering then also there are chances of this. You know your plant well, so set the time table of giving water according to temperature at your place.
It was all about this magical plant “ALOE VERA”.
Enjoy the soothing of this gel…!!!!!