Trendy succulents seem to grab the spotlight, but why not grow a succulent that’s beautiful AND beneficial? Aloe needs little help to thrive—it’s a tough plant that offers big rewards, both to your skin and to your garden, indoor or out! Plant aloe in a container inside in bright, direct sunlight, or if your climate is warm year-round, you can add it to the garden. (When temperatures cool to below 50 degrees, bring aloe inside.) Make sure the soil drains well. The clear gel inside an aloe leaf is known for its soothing, wound-healing properties. Keep an aloe plant in the kitchen to cool burns. It’s also an ingredient in many sunburn remedies, so consider adding it to your garden if you’re a sun worshipper.

 

Type                           Tender perennial, houseplant

Planting time             Spring or fall

Features                    Evergreen, succulent leaves with an upright habit

Light                           Full sun

Soil                             Well-drained, cactus mix for containers

Matures                     3 years

Spacing                     18 to 24 inches apart

Plant size                  18 inches tall

Uses                           Container garden, houseplant, medicinal

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.