I live in Indiana and want to grow an aloe Vera plant. Any tips?

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I know I'll have to pot it, but I was wondering what tips anyone had for growing it!
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  • Serene Sanchez Serene Sanchez on Jun 08, 2017
    Mix sand in the
    soil

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Jun 08, 2017
    I found this article - http://www.medcream.com/aloe-indiana.html that was specific to Indiana. I found this general article and it seems very informative - https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/growing-aloe-outdoors.htm - hope it helps.

  • Diana Boykin Diana Boykin on Jun 08, 2017
    I can only response with what I've done. I purchased a small aloe Vera plant & honestly I water it once every week or two and it's thriving. It is the easiest plant you'll ever maintain. I promise.

  • Ara3126916 Ara3126916 on Jun 08, 2017
    You can grow aloe Vera in pots outside in nice weather and as soon it starts to freeze bring them inside your home. This plant takes very little water Like once a week. Plant your plant in an extra lg. Pot cause it will multiply and before you know it it won't fit anymore. You can remove the baby plants and repot those and give to you friends. Enjoy!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 08, 2017
    Use a cacti and succulent soil ,place in bright light and only water when extremely dry.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 18, 2020

    Hi Nichole, aloes need lots of sun and only a little water. They also don't generally need any fertilizer, but if you your plant is struggling, only apply the fertilizer once a year. Look for something that is phosphorus-heavy or use banana peels as an organic option. We stay in South Africa and the Aloes grow wild on the side of the road and we just dump our banana skins around the plants in the garden . You can also make a banana peel tea fertilizer by filling a mason jar with water, and adding the banana peel. Close the lid and let it sit for about 2 days and then water your aloe plant.