There is nobody, literally nobody in this world that hasn’t heard about the most famous plant aloe vera! It comes from the family of succulents and it is considered one of the most invasive species of succulents as it can be seen in many different places of the world.
Being that famous, aloe vera plants are known in different fields as well, as one of the plants that are used in any kind of thing that you might think of right now. It is a plant that is the number one when it comes to usage in medicine, and it is found there since ancient Egypt.
However, I am not quite here on telling you what aloe vera is and what it does, instead, I am here to tell you completely something else. If you are a professional gardener, you probably know that not every soil is a good one, and not every plant requires the same type of soil. In case you are a newbie in this field, I am glad I taught you something!
Anyways, in this article, I will mention some of the best types of soil for your aloe vera plant that you can find on the market! I will include some of the main soils that you may want to check out!
Without further ado, let us get this article started with the hope of finding the best soil for aloe vera!
The Top 5 Best Soils for Aloe Vera
5. Generic – Best Budget
The Generic soil that I am mentioning to you as the first one, is an all-purpose type of soil that will help you plant many different plants besides aloe vera.
It comes in a package that includes 1 quart of volume, and on it, you can find Sphagnum Peat, Moss, Perlite, Lime, and Horticultural Grade Sand. It is a great well-draining type of soil, which basically fulfills the need for your aloe vera.
The pH of this soil is balanced, and it will help your aloe vera plant grow amazingly, while it is said that it is the perfect amount of soil in case you want to plant two small plants of any kind.
4. SuperFly – Best for Most People
SuperFly is a very famous type of soil that is used by many gardeners and many succulent owners and lovers.
Just like every other type of soil, it comes as a package, and you can find 1.25 quarts in one, which is enough on planting one aloe vera. On this soil, you will find Japanese Akadama, Pumice, Pine Bark, and Haydite.
The SuperFly soil is one of the most famous and the greatest when it comes to drainage, as it sucks the water just as succulents like aloe vera need it.
3. THE VALLEY GARDEN – Best Organic
This soil is one of the best organic types of soil that you can ever find for your aloe vera plant.
It is made of 100% organic ingredients, and in one package you have 2 quarts of the volume of soil. There is 75% natural substrate, meanwhile, it also owns 25% perlite. The PH of this soil is exactly mentioned at 5.5, which is the perfect amount for aloe vera plants.
Another fact that should be mentioned is that it is super well-draining, and it will help your aloe vera plants grow in the most perfect way, as it is known for the ability to help the roots be stronger than ever.
2. Miracle-Gro – Best Runner-Up
Miracle-Gro is one of the most famous brands that deal with whatever your plants may need, and here it comes with a type of soil that is known as one of the best ones to use for your aloe vera plants.
In one package, you will have 4 quarts of soil, and it is more than enough when it comes to planting aloe vera. It again owns Sphagnum Peat Moss, and besides that, it owns forest products and fertilizer.
The Miracle-Gro soil is made of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash; which are the greatest things that will help your aloe vera plant in the best way possible. It is also super-well-draining, and besides aloe vera, you can also plant other types of succulents on it.
1. Aloe Vera Soil Blend – Best Overall
Hence its name, this potting soil is one of them that is made specifically for aloe vera plants, and it is definitely the best overall soil that you can use!
It comes in a package, and in one piece you will find 2 quarts of volume. Just like many other soils that I mentioned above, it includes Peat Moss, meanwhile, it also owns Perlite, Sand, and Lime.
Lime is one of the things that deal with increasing the PH on this soil so that it can be used on your aloe vera plants and it helps the plant grow in the best way possible. Besides all the things I mentioned, this type of soil provides perfect nutrition for your aloe vera plants.
Signs That Aloe Vera Needs New Soil
Just like many other plants, aloe veras speak and show things with their leaves. I know that it sounds a little bit funny but that is the truth, and it is known not only in aloe veras but in all flowers.
However, as we are here talking about aloe vera needing new soil, there are some signs that the plant shows, in order to kind of help you on growing it healthier. As I mentioned the leaves of the plant above, you should know that most signs are shown on the leaves.
Let me mention to you some of the main signs!
Brown and yellow leaves are the first signs of many bad things that aloe vera plants might feel, and these colors of leaves are also a sign that your aloe vera plant needs new soil. You will notice that on the leaves will appear some brown little sports on the tips, meanwhile as some time passes the leaves turn yellow completely.
Dry and Dropping Leaves
Another super common sign that again appears on the leaves is them starting to get dry and drop out of the plant. I know that for many people it is one of the saddest things that could happen, but I am sorry to say that the leaves can fall off completely. If you notice that, I am sorry to say but the time to change the soil of your aloe vera plant has come.
Fungus in the Soil
Whenever you see fungus in the soil of your aloe vera plant, it is another sign that the plant is not growing in a healthy way on that particular soil. The fungus appears super quickly on many different types of soils, and on a succulent like aloe vera, it spreads even faster.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of soil does aloe vera need?
Aloe vera plants are in the family of succulents along with cactuses and many other plants, and just like them, aloe veras need well-draining soil.
Can I grow an aloe vera plant on cactus soil?
Just as mentioned above, aloe vera is a succulent that can be grown amazingly on cactus soil, and you won’t encounter any kind of problem if you plant it there.
When should I replant my aloe vera?
Besides the signs that I mentioned above, an aloe vera plant should be replanted also when you notice that the plant becomes super-heavy.
Here we are at the end of this article! What I would like to mention here at the end is that all the soil types that I mentioned throughout the article are definitely the best ones that can be used for planting an aloe vera, and you won’t be wrong if you choose any of them!
Anyways, I still hope that this article will help you choose the best soil for aloe vera!
Since this article was dedicated to aloe vera plants, I would also like to mention to you some other articles that I have already written completely related to this plant!
In case you are noticing that your aloe vera isn’t feeling good and dying somehow, you can check out how to revive aloe vera. Or, as I mentioned revival, you might also want to know the whole life cycle of an aloe vera plant.
Also, there is a watering procedure for aloe vera so that you can find out whether to water it from the top or bottom. Another important thing that you may want to know is why the leaves of an aloe vera plant turn brown!
Check them out and stay tuned for more articles! Have fun!
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