Description For Aloe Vera With Self Watering Pot
Benefits of using Aloe Vera:
How to grow Aloe Vera Plant:Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis.
Common Name: ‘Ghee-Kumari’, ‘Korphad’
Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloe family)
Description: Aloe vera is a clump-forming succulent whose fleshy gray-green leaves are arranged in a vase-shaped rosette atop a very short stem. It is cultivated for both medicinal and ornamental purposes.
Planting Season: Throughout the year.
Climate: Aloe vera can tolerate a wide range of climatic conditions.
Soil: Plant grows nicely in well-drained, sandy loam soil.
Location: Aloe vera can be planted indoor as well as outdoors.
Planting: Plant in a dry corner of your garden in loose soil. If grown in pots, use 12 to 14 inch round pot with a minimum depth of 1 foot.
Sunlight: Plant can grow well in the shade. 3-4 hours of sunlight daily is suitable. When planted outdoors, the plant can withstand full sunlight, but it's better grown under the shade of a tree.
Watering: The Potted plant is watered once a week. Too much watering can harm the plant.
Manuring: Add plenty of cow dung manure or compost in potting soil at the time of planting.
Plant protection: Aloe vera is a hardy plant and does not catch any diseases as long as its growing in dry conditions. Avoid water logging at any cost.
Repotting: Once a year, change the pot of your Aloe vera plant.
Propagation: Over the period of few months, the pot gets crowded with baby Aloes (Pups). These can be separated from the main plant during repotting. Propagation by suckers and leaf cutting is also easy.
Harvesting: Cut the portion of a mature leaf from top to bottom as when you need the pulp.
Medicinal properties: Purgative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, emmenagogue, emollient.
Plant part used: Succulent leaves, Leaf pulp.
How to use: (Consult your family physician before using)
Ayurvedic medicines prepared from Aloe vera: ‘Kumari Asav’, ‘Kumarika Vati’, ‘Kumari Paak’.
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