Friday, June 15, 2012

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Aloe vera plants for the Home and Garden:

6 aloe vera plants- $10

12 aloe vera plants- $20

16 aloe vera plants- $28

25 aloe vera plants- $40

100 aloe vera plants- $100

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Monday, December 01, 2008

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natural products and practices are many peoples practice. recycling reusing and using conservation measures are almost second nature to us. in my aloe plants i have found many ways to work much greener. every little bit helps.

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THE ALOES HAVE BEEN STORING NUTRIENTS ALL SUMMER, THEY ARE AT THE HEIGHT OF THEIR CONCENTRATED HEALING INGREDIENTS

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Aloe Planting Instructions

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Planting instructions

Aloes have a shallow, spreading root system, so when it is time to plant, propagate, or repot choose a wide planter, rather than a deep one. Use a planter with a drainage hole, or provide a 1-2 inch layer of gravel in the bottom of the pot to ensure adequate drainage. I find terra-cotta pots are perfect for aloe because they don't retain the extra moisture that could damage the plant, but, if you are careful not to over water any planter will do. When you pot your aloe offshoots, or the main plant, use regular potting soil with an extra perlite, granite grit, or coarse sand added. You may also use a packaged 'cacti mix' soil. I have had success with a composted ‘cow manure’ product. Dampen the soil before potting. The plant won’t require more water for a couple of weeks. Then pierce the soil with a fork, breaking up the hard surface, down to about two inches. This allows the soil to better absorb the water. Water lightly. It takes about 45 days for a newly potted pup to take root.

Fertilize yearly, in the spring with a dilute (half strength). Aloes are propagated by removing the offsets which are produced around the base of mature plants, when they are a couple inches tall (or larger). I usually let them get 4 to 6 inches.
Mature aloe plants love bright sun, but will do well in medium light as well. Young plants should not get direct sunlight. Allow the soil to dry between watering and water less in the winter than in the warm months. They like being pot bound in my experience, and may be divided each spring or before if you have a lot of baby plants in the pot.
The aloe is a succulent plant, with leaves that can hold water for long periods at a time. Too much water can rot the plant and it would take the most severe drought to dry it out.
The plants only other enemy is cold. It will do quite well next to a window with even minimal light, but it prefers bright, indirect lighting.
An aloe plant is a welcome friend in the kitchen. When you need to use it medicinally, just remove a lower leaf from the plant, slice it open, and apply the gel on the affected area.
Potting aloe is a great children's project by the way. The plants are easy to handle, and hardy enough for little hands to replant.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Natalie Walsh

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A co-worker has an aloe plant that measures 39 inches across and currently
grows in a nine-inch pot. Aloes like living in cramped quarters, but after
a couple of years, they do need to be transplanted.
Spring is a good time to transplant houseplants into bigger pot. Randall
Parks, an aloe expert, recommends using a planter that is wider than it is
deep as aloes have a shallow, spreading root system. Check that the
planter has a drainage hole and add a layer of gravel at the base.
Parks recommends on his Web site (http://freealoeplant.tripod.com) using a
potting mix to which you add sand or perlite. You can also purchase and
use a mix meant for cacti.
To transplant a big plant, let the soil dry as it will be easier to work.
Get help from a friend to hold the aloe or lay the plant on newspapers and
— if your plant has little plants growing, gently tease baby plants that
have at least three leaves and are 4 inches tall away from the mother plant.
To start a new plant, fill a pot with soil and use a pencil (or your
finger) to make a hole. Place the base of the baby plant into the soil,
dampen and gently press the soil to firm around the plant. It takes about
6 weeks for a newly potted plant to root.
Repot the parent plant in cacti mix and water well. After the plant has
settled into its new quarters, fertilize with a diluted fertilizer at
half-strength. Fertilize only once a year.
Mature aloe plants prefer sun or bright indirect light. New plants prefer
indirect light. Soil should dry between waterings.
What kills most aloes is too much water. They are succulent plants, with
plump leaves that hold water. Overwatering will cause rot.
Many people like to grow an aloe in the kitchen and use it if they get a
burn. To use aloe, slice open a bottom length and apply the gel to the
burn. People tell me it is also effective on insect bites, poison ivy and
other itches.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Aloe Guy

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Having continued to grow and care for aloes, I have become the internet's Aloe Guy. I am proud to have this handle as aloes are my hobby and pasion. I keep on enjoying them an d improving my technoques. I have sent over 500 aloe plants to good homes all over the USA. Thanks everybody.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Blooming aloe plants

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I have a really big aloe plant that is blooming this year:



I am glad to say that the aloe business is thriving, as are the aloe plants I am growing. Demand for the plants in larger numbers warrents the addition of quantity discounts for groups. I am now giving huge discounts for quantity orders.

Growing aloes is a great project for classrooms, Sunday schools, and scouts. The children will have fun watching them grow. The plants are easy to care for and can tolerate rough handling. The healing qualities make them perfect for teaching kids the value of gardening.

Aloe plants are unusual and distinctive as decor for weddings, receptions, and parties.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Aloe

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