Inclined2Learn | Level M/N: Aloe Vera

Level M/N - Passage One Out of Twenty

Would you like to feel better, improve your memory, and be able to concentrate better? Would you like to get fewer colds? An Aloe Vera plant could be just what the doctor ordered!

Growing Aloe Vera as a houseplant can improve air quality and help purify your air. Studies have shown that many houseplants, including Aloe Vera, can actually remove toxins from the air. Aloe Vera plants decrease the likelihood of colds, sore throats and dry coughs. If you do get sick, Aloe Vera plants may help you get over the illness faster.

Most people agree that houseplants are beneficial in many ways. But, some people are concerned about keeping up with the care of plants. Most houseplants need to be watered frequently. Some houseplants also require special fertilizers. If you want all the benefits of houseplants without an excessive amount of work, Aloe Vera plants might be just right for you.

Aloe Vera plants are not cactus, but they are similar to cactus in many ways. Like cactus, Aloe Vera thrive in dry, warm air. Aloe plants require bright light, so they do best when placed near a window. Aloe Vera plants are able to store water in their leaves and stems. So, they do not need to be watered as often as most houseplants. Wait for the soil to dry completely before watering an Aloe plant. When watering, drench thoroughly, much like a desert rainstorm. Make sure the plant has good drainage. That’s all you need to take care of an Aloe plant.

Aloe Vera plants offer benefits that no other houseplants can offer. Did you know that the gel from an Aloe Vera plant can be used as medicine? Aloe Vera gel helps relieve the pain of burns and is great for decreasing itchiness caused by bug bites. To reap the benefits of this gel, just snap off a section of the plant, peel it, and rub the gel on the affected skin.

Aloe Vera plants release oxygen into the air. They improve air quality as they decrease toxins in the air. They are lovely to look at and require very little care. An Aloe Vera plant is the perfect plant for a forgetful gardener. It could be said that Aloe Vera is one of nature’s most amazing gifts!

Fun Fact: Scientists at NASA studied plants as a way of providing cleaner air in space stations. They approved Aloe Vera as one of the top plants on earth for improving indoor air quality.

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