Aloe vera: cultivation, benefits and other species of an incredible plant
All we hear about it often during off commercials, in the form of natural beauty products. Actually this plant, that many grow at home, has unique properties in many ways: to begin with has anti-polluting ability that can be very useful for those who live in large urban centers and fits well in the domestic context.
The cultivation should not be particularly difficult: just let her take a few hours of sunlight a day, ensuring that thesoil is watered only when it becomes dry. Leave it outdoors in warmer weather, and bring it indoors when it’s cold outside, making sure It have a bit ‘of light.
From every part of the Aloe vera you can be drawn as many interesting benefits: the mucilage of the leaves, for example, are derived refreshing powers, antioxidants, moisturizers and anti-inflammatory. From the sap that covers the same leaves are extracted instead detoxifying properties.
Many know also the properties, purifying and soothing aloe and, not only that, there are ointments and creams with aloe that have soothing and calming properties.
Other species of Aloe
- Aloe arborescens is a plant of easy cultivation that can grow up to 2 to 3 meters in height and, therefore, is less suitable for growing in pots. It has less fleshy leaves than the aloe vera and orange colors flowers.
- Aloe ferox is very similar to aloe vera but has red rosettes sprouting up. Its form can, however, vary according to the area in which it is grown.
- Aloe perfoliata has many more small, fleshy leaves that may become reddish according to the area in which the plant is grown. Much loved by collectors, the perfoliata is also recognized by the thorns present on the leaves.