The Aloe plants are commonly found in many houses, offices, apartments and other interior spaces. The Aloe family is very big and comprises of plants from an inch tall up to 40 feet (12 m.) in height. actually the Aloes Vera plant begin its life as small rosettes, resembling flowers, these are actually made up of leaves. Does the Aloe Vera bloom? The Aloe Vera flowers aren’t that formed in interior spaces situations, but you can still give this plant a lot of special care and exposure to encourage blooming on mature plants. Keep on reading for some tips for flowering Aloe Vera plants.
A healthy, mature, Aloe vera can bloom (flower) once it’s ready and prepared for that…
Which interprets into — as far as i am aware you cannot “force” an Aloe vera plant to bloom, it’ll flower once it reaches maturity (roundabout four years old), is in good health and has keep up enough energy to-do-so.
Tricks for Getting Your Resistant Aloe to Bloom:
Below are some points which is able to facilitate keep a potted Aloe Vera plant in good health:
- Container/Pot should have evacuation holes.
- Size of the container/pot should be suitable for the scale of the plant id est Aloe Vera does not mind being a little bit root-bound.
- When repotting move up one pot size; early Spring is that the best time to repot.
- Potting medium should be free draining, either use a “Cactus” potting combine or add some further “Perlite” or “Coarse horticultural Sand” or… to a soil free potting combine.
- Minimal water throughout the Winter.
- Water thoroughly (saturate), then allow the potting mix to dry out between watering during the growing season.
- Keep in a bright, well lit spot, however out of direct sun-light (especially vital throughout the warmth of Summer).
- Best to not subject to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).
- Most definitely don’t need to subject to “light” frost temperatures or something below 32°F (0°C).
- During Winter attempt to keep the temperature between fifty to 60°F (10 to 15°C), doing therefore can provide the plant a chance to “rest”.
Q & A
I fertilize it with tea from my vermicomposter
Q. How much and how often?
A. I give it diluted dose of vermiicompost tea in almost every watering.
You’re more than likely overfeeding it. One feeding per month during the growing season would be more than enough (IMHO).
It is in rich garden soil in a ten inch pot. I heard that this is the right size to start flowering.
Q. Please describe/explain “rich garden soil”?
A. The soil is good, dark, crumbly garden soil that grows plants very well.
That is not the ideal growing medium for an Aloe Vera. Why?
It will not be free draining enough ie The soil will retain too much moisture while it’s drying out.
Refer above for recommended “potting medium”.
When I said ‘I heard this is the right size to start flowering’, I was actually talking about the plant, not the pot.
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