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Garden Topics: Tropicals & Houseplants

Aloe Vera Plant 

Aloe Vera PlantWhy you may want to grow it: Aloes are good indoor plants if you're busy and have a bright spot in your home. These houseplants have a bold texture that works particularly well with modern and contemporary decorating schemes, but they also fit in well if your tastes run more Mediterranean, eclectic, or exotic. While aloes are traditionally thought of for their foliage when grown as indoor plants, they can bloom with tall stems of brightly colored flowers if they get enough light.

This succulent with long pointed leaves have medicinal properties you probably know from reading product labels. It can grow three feet high for big impact indoors. Smaller varieties like the popular 'Pink Blush' work perfectly in small, sunny indoor spaces.

How to care for it: Aloe likes room temperatures around 70 degrees and a lot of sunlight. As you might expect for a succulent, this indoor house plant prefers dry soil, so avoid frequent watering for the best result.

Health benefits: This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a smart choice for a sunny kitchen window. Beyond its air-cleaning abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts, burns and other skin irritations.   

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Aloe Vera Plants

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