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UPC: 231879758505

Plant Name: Aloe vera
Alternate Names: Medicinal Aloe, Burn Plant
Native Region: Indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula

Toxicity to Pets: Mildly toxic if ingested, may cause gastrointestinal discomfort. Keep out of reach of pets.

Soil Preference: Well-draining soil with a mixture of sand, perlite, and potting mix. Aloe vera prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil pH.

Water Requirements: Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Water sparingly, approximately every 2-3 weeks, depending on environmental conditions. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Humidity Requirements: Aloe vera is drought-tolerant and does not require high humidity. It thrives in arid climates and does well in the dry climate of Stony Plain, Alberta.

Light Requirements: Prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Place the plant near a south or west-facing window where it can receive sunlight for several hours a day.

Additional Tips: Aloe vera is a low-maintenance succulent. Provide occasional fertilization with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Repot every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and provide space for growth. Remove dead or damaged leaves as needed.

Pro Tip: Harvest aloe vera gel from the leaves for its soothing and healing properties.

Fun Fact: Aloe vera has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and is commonly found in skincare products, cosmetics, and natural remedies.

Symbolism or Meaning: Aloe vera symbolizes healing, protection, and resilience, with its medicinal properties and ability to thrive in harsh conditions reflecting these qualities.

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