Mar 6, 2020

Does Aloe vera Flower? (Updated with FAQ)

Aloe Vera belongs to the family of Asphodelaceae and Genus Aloe is native to Africa and now has been propagated and grown widely across the countries.

This succulent variety plant is being grown for its medicinal, cosmetic, and edible purposes. It is also grown as an ornamental and air-purifying plant indoors. They are resistant and can survive in severe drought. 

    Aloevera flower

    Aloe Vera plant lucky?

    According to Feng shui Aloe Vera is said to bring luck and prosperity. They create a good vibe and positive energy in indoor spaces. Aloe Vera is called a "Plant of immortality" due to its medicinal value and resistant nature (They do not die or give up easily even in the worst conditions).

    Aloe vera plant
    Mature Aloe vera plant- 3 years old

    Based on a study conducted by NASA scientists to research ways to remove toxins from closed spaces, they found that Aloe vera with few other plants can effectively remove Benzene and formaldehyde.
    Aloevera flower

    When does Aloe Vera flower?

    If your aloe plant doesn't bloom don't be surprised. Only mature plants (i.e. 3 to 4 years old) will bloom. Aloe Vera is a succulent variant and it can thrive in bright sunlight. Aloe Vera growing indoors have a very low chance of blooming as they receive insufficient or low sunlight.

    Aloe vera pups
    Aloe vera Pups

    The flowers produced by Aloe Vera can last for 5 to10 days. The flowers spike up to a great height and are quite hard. The bright orange or yellow flowers loosely hang from the spike creating a beautiful view. The Aloe Vera flowers attract bees due to their brightly colored flowers and they contain a high concentration of nectar.

    Grow Aloe vera from seeds

    Aloe vera flowers when left to mature, dry to become seeds. These seeds can be collected by splitting matured seed pods. Aloe vera can be grown from these seeds. 

    Aloe Vera Flower Uses

    Research has shown that the flowers of the Aloe Vera plant are used in cosmetics and as skin conditioning agents. The above uses are researched and done only by extracting a few components treated chemically.

    Aloe vera flower

    Hence we strictly do not suggest consuming or directly applying the Aloe Vera flowers.

    You might also be interested in growing medicinal plants like Lemongrass, Mint, Indian Borage


    How to grow aloe vera at home?

    Place Aloe vera in a well-draining pot and in a well-lit condition. Water once the soil feels dry. Aloe vera can thrive even in low watering conditions., but do not overwater the plant.

    Happy Gardening!!!

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