Aloe Vera is an easy and attractive succulent with many known medicinal qualities. It has juicy leaves filled with a gel that can be applied topically to any burns or scrapes to relieve pain or irritation. Aloe makes for an excellent indoor plant in a room with bright light and west facing windows, or it can even be outdoors during the warm season, but be mindful that the plant does not like sustained direct sunlight.
Lighting: Keep your Aloe in bright, indirect sunlight. A western or southern window is ideal. Aloe can be kept outdoors in warm months, but avoid sustained direct light, but bring indoors for cold nights.
Temperature: Aloe vera do best in temperatures between 55 and 80°F, the temperatures of most homes and apartments generally speaking is ideal.
Fertilizing: Fertilize sparingly.
Repotting: Repot when root bound.
Watering: Water deeply, but infrequently. Generally speaking, water your aloe plant about every 2-3 weeks in the spring and summer and more sparingly during the fall and winter.