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Aloe vera – Growing Conditions Experiment

I got a bunch of free vera plants last year, so I stuck one on the front porch to see how it would do. Here is how the plant changed, going from getting a lot of good sun where it lived before I got it, to spending almost a year without much direct sun and only the occasional spray from the hose when I’d remember, and then finally being moved to the backyard with the other Aloes and getting better sun and better drenches of water.

March 2020
January 2021, next to one of the other plants I got at the same time that I kept in full sun and out in the rain. Thin, droopy, growing slowly.
Today (June 2021), back in better shape and growing fast with some good sun and rain.
August ‘21
Gonna need a larger pot soon.
October 2021, pot was getting too crowded with the smaller plant in there.

Published by AloeHoarder

I live in Houston, Texas and have been interested in and collecting Aloe plants since 2008, my first Aloe was the “chinensis” variety that I got from my mom in 2006. I am autistic and an English major. Aloes are my “special interest”.

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