How to Grow Aloe Vera From a Leaf (And Use It)

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Introduction: How to Grow Aloe Vera From a Leaf (And Use It)

This tutorial will instruct you on how to grow aloe vera and how to use it. Aloe vera can help you and your household or area. Aloe vera is the most useful plant in the world and has at least 6 natural antiseptics for killing mold and bacteria. Aloe vera has 101 uses.

Step 1: Gathering the Materials

Materials list:

  • an aloe vera leaf
  • a clay pot with large holes in it
  • potting soil
  • a watering device (such as a hose)
  • a couple fragments of broken pottery
  • knife
  • spoon

You can gather all these things at a plant nursery and a gardening store.

Step 2: Prepare the Pot

First check your pot. Your pot should have large holes for water drainage. Then get a piece of broken pottery and place it over the hole like shown above. This piece should keep the dirt from falling out of the pot but will still drain water. Next, fill the pot with potting soil until it is 1 inch below the edge of the pot.

Step 3: Plant the Aloe Vera

Take the leaf of aloe vera and place it on the soil so it lays flat. Then push it a little into the soil like shown above. The aloe vera should still be exposed a little. Next, find a place to set your pot and aloe. It should be near sunlight and on something that you're okay getting wet.

Step 4: Water and Wait

Then water the aloe vera. Pour water into the pot until it reaches the edge of the pot. Then let it soak through the soil and drain a little. Water the aloe whenever you see the soil dry. Next, you wait. The aloe vera should sprout tiny leaves in a couple of weeks.

Step 5: How to Use It

Here is how to use the aloe vera. In about two months after sprouting the aloe vera should be ready to use. First pick a leaf. If you look in the end than you picked, you should see a clear jelly-like pulp. Next, take a knife and cut the aloe vera lengthways in half like shown above. Then take a spoon and scrape out the pulp like shown above. The pulp is ready to apply.

Here are a few ways to use the pulp:

  1. Apply to fire burns for a quick heal
  2. Apply to sunburns for a quick heal
  3. Apply to stings and insect bites to sooth it
  4. Helps heal bruises
  5. Can take care of rashes.

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I did this once before. The aloe vera leaf died. I'll try it once more. Can I put a Jobe fertilizer stick in the soil?

I planted aloevera plants in bottle 2 years https://youtu.be/TPAh2rayYhM

Best plant to grow thumbs up if u like

aloe vera grows by leaf cutting ??

Just like "swamp thing"

I have one big leaf I bought from the store. It seems to big to waste on just one plant. Could I cut it down the middle then place the cut ends in the dirt(in two separate places)? Or what are the rules for how pieces of the plant can regrow? Thanks!

there is no point in this demo without a pic of a plant grown from the cutting!

In my opinion the FDA only wants people to buy pharma drugs so they can make profits. The bible speaks of aloe and all natural products are good to use if you know or learn how to use them so that you don't have side effects when not cleaning them properly and knowing what parts are of use, etc. Blessings

Will the stub left over from the leaf you cut off grow back or is that part of the plant just dead?

In my experience, the leaf wont continue to grow in the direction that it was broken, but it wont grow back out.