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Some house plants are often difficult to find but the aloe Vera house plant is found in most homes.
Most people or gardeners grow aloe Vera plants because of their thick fleshy leaves and their medicinal purposes.
The aloe vera plant is a succulent plant that is a native of Africa, islands in the Indian Ocean, and Madagascar, their thick fleshy leaves are designed to conserve water.
They are sometimes referred to as “immortal plants” because they are drought resistant and can survive over dry climate conditions, do not need water most times as their leaves contain enough water in a gel-like structure that enables them to go on long periods without water.
Although most aloe vera is grown in different climates depending on their climates, they prefer dry climates and might not do well in cold climates.
The main reason most people grow aloe is that of the gel-like by-product, most aloe plants are used by pharmaceutical companies, skin and hair products. In this article, we are going to discuss if aloe vera plants bloom, how often, and how we can care for them.
Do Aloe Vera Plants Bloom Flower?
For aloe vera plants to bloom a few factors should be taken into consideration.
- Age is very important for aloe vera plants to bloom, young aloe vera plants that are below years will not bloom even if they are grown outside, while mature aloe vera plants will bloom when they are grown outside.
- Climate conditions also determine if aloe Vera polenta will bloom. Aloe plants are adapted to any climate condition but for aloe Vera plants to bloom, they should be kept outdoors more often.
How Long Does Aloe Vera Flower Last?
An aloe plant blooms for months depending on the species some can last for two or three months while others can go as long as 5 months then die.
The flowers or petals can bloom for weeks or sometimes data, this is because most of the old petals fall off while new ones emerge and bloom and replace the old ones, so the cycle continues in that pattern till the aloe plants complete their bloom season.
What Colours Are Aloe Vera Flowers?
Aloe vera flowers have different shades and colours depending on their environment. Most popular colours include a bright red pigment, orange, bright red-orange, bright pink-red, bright green, yellow and in some rare cases white pigments.
Aloe vera plants with vibrant colours are often used as ornamental house plants.
What Do I Do After My Aloe Vera Plant Blooms?
Once the blooming period is over, the flowers begin to dry up and fall off. The best thing to do during this time is to prune some parts of the plants.
Removing the flower stalk will help prevent the stalk from sapping the nutrients needed by the aloe leaves.
Some parts of the aloe vera plants that are growing outside might become dry and even change colour, these parts of the aloe plants have to be pruned to allow new succulent leaves to grow out.
When dry old and brown-looking leaves are pruned (cut out) they help prevent certain diseases and pests from attacking the plant, most pests are attracted to these dry and old parts and may attack if left unchecked, these parts must be removed after blooming.
Is Aloe Vera Flower Good?
Aloe vera plants are known for their health benefits, they are good antioxidants and are used to combat digestive problems and help improve the immune system.
Most aloe vera flowers are combined with other ingredients to make aloe vera tea, these teas are said to have anti-diabetic benefits. All we can say is that aloe vera flowers are safe when prepared in the right way.
Is Aloe Vera Flower Poisonous?
Aloe vera plants are generally safe to eat when prepared in the right way. Some parts of aloe plants can be toxic when consumed in large amounts, the latex for example can be harmful when eaten to get with the gel.
The latex which is the yellow substance found in the leaf of the aloe plant contains some laxative properties, this can cause health problems such as involuntary bowel movement, muscle cramps, and in worst cases kidney failure.
It is important to note that not all aloe plants are edible, some species like the “aloe elata” are poisonous and should not be eaten to avoid fatal health issues.
Should I Remove Aloe Vera Pups?
When aloe vera plants grow healthily, they always produce new aloe pups, these pups usually pose no threats to the mother plants, but when they are grown in pots with not enough space, they may begin to cluster and suffocate the plant.
The aloe vera plant needs to be propagated to help new baby pups grow fully, they will be removed from the mother plant carefully and replanted in another pot so. that there is enough space for them to grow on their own.
How Often Do Aloe Vera Plants Produce Pups?
Most aloe vera plants will produce pups when they are old or mature enough, in some circumstances some younger aloe vera plants also start to produce pups.
It takes a few years ( 4-5) for the mature aloe vera plants to start producing pups. To ensure that your aloe vera plants produce pups, they mustn’t be put under pressure and given enough sunlight and the right amount of watering.
Does Aloe Vera Plant Grow after Cutting?
To simply put, yes they do. Pruning some parts of the aloe vera plant helps new succulent ones to grow out fully.
The aloe leaves that are cut cannot grow back even if they are put back together instead they are processed and used as by-products. Do not be afraid to cut down your aloe vera plant because it will grow back and bring out new succulent leaves.
In conclusion, aloe vera plants are very easy to grow with minimal effort, whether they bloom or not, your aloe vera plant can be used in many ways. So if you’re still thinking about growing aloe vera, you should do that right now!.