Aloe Vera Indoor Houseplant Guide

Aloe Vera - Your Healing Indoor Plant

Common Names

  • Aloe Vera
  • Medicine Plant

Comprehensive Care Guide for Your Aloe Vera

Light Requirements

Aloe Vera thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sun, but too much can cause its leaves to turn brown. A south or west-facing window is ideal.

Watering Requirements

Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a common issue with Aloe Vera.

Humidity & Temperature

Aloe Vera prefers warmer temperatures between 55°F and 80°F (13°C to 27°C) and low humidity. Avoid placing it in drafty areas or near heating and cooling vents.


Fertilize sparingly, using a diluted balanced fertilizer once in the spring and once in the summer. Excessive feeding can harm the plant.


Repot Aloe Vera when it is root-bound or the pot is crowded with pups. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a pot with drainage holes to prevent water buildup.

Common Problems & Solutions

  • Overwatering: Signs include soft, mushy leaves. Allow the soil to dry out and reduce watering frequency.
  • Underwatering: Leaves will appear shriveled or dried out. Increase watering slightly during the growing season.
  • Too Much Sun: Brown or sunburnt leaves indicate excessive direct sunlight. Move to a location with indirect light.


Aloe Vera can be easily propagated by removing pups (baby plants) from the mother plant and potting them separately. Ensure pups have developed roots before potting.

Pet Safety

Aloe Vera is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. Place your plant in an area inaccessible to pets to prevent accidental ingestion.

Enhancing Your Space with Aloe Vera

Not only does Aloe Vera add a touch of greenery to your space, but it also has healing properties. Its gel is great for soothing burns and skin irritations. Place it in a kitchen or living room for easy access and aesthetic appeal.

Discover the benefits and beauty of having an Aloe Vera in your home. Find your plant today!