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How can such a simple plant do so much you ask? A study conducted by NASA scientists in the late 80’s has shown that when planted in the right conditions can reduce the amount of formaldehyde present in an indoor area. Easy to grow both outdoors and in, these hardy, beneficial and multi-use plants are a must have in the home say ‘Aloe you Vera much’ and make for this helper in your home.
Keep the leaves dust free by gently wiping with a damp cloth.
Aloes are easily propagated by division.
Replant every two years to keep the soil fresh and reduce overcrowding.
The sap from the Aloe Vera is one of the most widely used medicinal aloes and can be found in cosmetics, ointments and even drinks.
To give your aloe the perfect home, ensure that the pot has adequate drainage.
Avoid having the plants sit in water as they don’t like having wet feet.
If would like to read more on the NASA click here for a copy of the original study.