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Aloe plant skin care: A natural facial exfoliant
Aloe vera plant skin care is good for so many skin conditions that there are hundreds of uses for it, but today I am going to share one of the most popular skin care products of the aloe plant — aloe vera gel. As a natural facial exfoliant, aloe vera gel can be used as a substitute to chemical peels, which have become very popular in recent years. Today’s post is part of a regular aloe plant skin care series where I explain how to care for your aloe plant with both topical and internal methods. If you’re not familiar with the aloe plant and its many benefits, take a look at the links in the right sidebar. The links are meant to be inspiration and I encourage you to investigate other links that I write about in this series.
How to care for your aloe plant: The care and feeding of your aloe plant is the most important part of your decision to grow your aloe plant from seeds. It is the reason for your decision to grow your plant.
But once you’ve made your decision, it’s time to take that commitment seriously. When you plan to invest time, money and energy into growing and caring for your aloe plant, then you should do the research to find the best growing methods for your plant. There are many different ways to grow your aloe plant, but you should look for a reputable source that is known for a solid reputation for high quality aloe plants and plants that are healthy and happy.
How to care for your aloe plant: There are many ways to care for your aloe plant. This post is meant to be the beginning of your research so that you will have enough information to keep your aloe plant healthy for years to come.So here are the main ways to care for your aloe plant:
Feed it well. Aloe is a tropical plant and needs lots of fresh water. Your aloe plant will also like and require fertilizer if you’re not feeding it well. Aloe will grow faster and stay healthier if you feed it fresh, healthy and organic fertilizer. Your aloe plant needs soil that is rich in organic matter to grow healthy roots. Aloe can survive a dry period during the winter, but not during the wet season. To keep your plant healthy during this dry season, feed it well.
Water it well. Aloe is a plant that needs lots of water. During the hot and dry season, you may need to water your plant every other day or so. As the weather cools and the rains start, you can move to watering your plant once every three days or so. You don’t want to over-water your plant. Aloe needs plenty of water, but not too much.
Keep it in the right environment. This includes both temperature and light. During the summer, your aloe plant will like a warm climate. A good location is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit and will have a light that is about 15-25 feet up. During the winter, your plant will like a room that is a bit cooler, around 50 degrees. Aloe needs as little sunlight as possible during the winter.
Mulch. Your aloe plant needs a mulch. This can be a thick layer of bark or grass clippings. Don’t use compost, because this can cause the soil to get too hot. Aloe can stay up to four feet from the ground. As long as the plant is in soil, it can stay up to four feet from the ground. When you take your plant out of the pot or box it’s growing in, you may want to lay it down to let it dry out and get used to its new location.
Cutting back the plant. This isn’t recommended all the time. Some plants are best left to grow as long as possible, which means they can stay outside for a longer period of time. Cutting back your plant can make it more likely to have a problem.
Maintain.Because your plant needs a consistent amount of water and light to survive, it’s important to be aware of what you’re doing. This includes keeping the aloe’s soil and mulch free of debris. This will allow the water and light to pass through to the plant.
Repot. Because an aloe plant is vulnerable to certain types of injury, it’s recommended to repot it every two to three years. A hard water-based fertilizer that’s specifically designed for your plant should be applied regularly to the soil it’s in. If you plan on overwintering your plant outside, it’s important that it be well-protected. Covering it with a clear plastic bag or covering it with a large piece of plastic can keep the harsh cold away from your plant. Once you get your aloe plant into your own home, you can grow it into its full size. It should be repotted to larger pot when the plant gets to be between two and five feet tall.
About the Author
Rachel Green writes about gardening, health, beauty, and the environment. A freelance writer for magazines, newspapers, websites and e-publications, she has contributed to USA Today, The Sun, Parent Herald, Baby Talk and Parents, among others. Green also works as a children's speech therapist.