As mentioned earlier, chinese aloe
grows best in relatively dry soils with good drainage. It is important to water it with filtered water, because like other succulents, chinese aloe
is very sensitive to the mineral content and pH of tap water. As its leaves and roots are full of water, any excess of moisture in the soil can lead to root rot.
Chinese aloe grows best when it is watered deeply but infrequently
. It is very tolerant to dry conditions and very sensitive to root rot, so less is better than more when it comes to water. Water once a week, but be sure to check the moisture of the soil before watering to prevent excess water. Insert a finger 5 to 8 cm into the soil, and if it's dry, it is time to add water. If there is too much moisture in the soil, deal with this as soon as possible to prevent root rot by removing the plant
from the soil, letting it dry, and replanting it in dry, fresh soil without adding water for at least a full week.