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What should I consider when watering my Chinese aloe?

Chinese aloe
Aloe vera var. chinensis
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There are several environmental conditions that will affect how your Chinese aloe needs to be watered, including the container size, soil type, temperature, and humidity.
First off, the container and soil you use will determine how often to water and how much water to use each time. Be sure you use a container with plenty of drainage holes in the bottom so extra water can escape the pot. A small container has less room for soil, meaning it won’t hold as much moisture, while a larger pot will stay wet longer and need to be watered less often. It’s important not to keep your Chinese aloe in an oversized pot as this can easily lead to overwatering. When repotting, move to just one size larger than the current container. A shallow container works better than a deep one, since Chinese aloe has shallow root systems.
Chinese aloe will need to be watered less often in winter and more often in the active growing season in spring and autumn. During the winter, growth slows down considerably and the plant isn’t using much energy or water. There is less water lost to evaporation in cooler winter air, meaning that soil stays wet for much longer than it would in the summer.
This also applies to the general climate around your home. If you live in a humid location with a lot of rain, you will need to water less often than if you live in a dry, arid climate. Remember that conditions at the same geographic location can vary significantly with the season and the use of indoor heating and air conditioning.
Outdoor Planting
If Chinese aloe is planted in the ground, after establishing a root system, it shouldn’t need supplemental water beyond what it receives through precipitation and dew. But if there is a long dry period, you may want to water occasionally. In other areas where Chinese aloe can only be grown in a container, this plant can be moved outside in the spring and summer when the temperature is proper and then brought back inside when temperatures start to drop. A potted Chinese aloe kept outside usually needs more water than the same plant kept indoors, because there is a lot more sun exposure even on a shaded porch.
Chinese aloe (Aloe vera var. chinensis)
Chinese aloe
A species of Aloe, Also known as Indian aloe, Barbados aloe, First aid plant
Botanical name: Aloe vera var. chinensis
Genus: Aloe
Description
Chinese aloe (Aloe vera var. chinensis) is an aloe species related to the well-known aloe vera plant. While some variants of aloe vera are edible, chinese aloe is not. This species is originally from South Africa, but is now cultivated around the world in gardens as an ornamental succulent.
Garden Use
Aloe is a genus of flowering succulent plants that can be successfully cultivated both outdoors and indoors and are very easy to maintain. They are not prone to many pests and don’t need to be watered regularly, as they prefer dry conditions. The most well-known plant in this genus is the famous Aloe vera, which is widely used in agriculture and for decoration. Its peculiar, thorn-edged leaves are unique.
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