Aloe Care Guide

Aloe is a succulent plant that grows wild in arid, tropical and semi-tropical regions across Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Aloe is composed of over 550 species. This plant has been used for thousands of years and is known for it’s topical healing uses.


Aloe plants will do best in bright, indirect light. Avoid low lighting, as this plant needs bright sunlight to survive. Provided with the proper lighting, your Aloe plant may reward you by flowering.

Water and Soil

Aloe is extremely low maintenance when it comes to watering. Because this plant is succulent in nature, it will store water reserves in its fleshy leaves, meaning it does not harm it to dry out between waterings. Take care to ensure this plant is not over watered. A well-draining soil is essential. Modifying a standard potting mix with a bit of perlite and bark will help provide additional drainage.

Temperature and Humidity

This plant prefers room temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees F. Don't let temperatures fall below 55 degrees F, as this can be damaging to Aloe. Aloe plants do not require high humidity, and will do well in the moderate humidity found in an average household.