How to be an Aloe Vera parent:
• Your child needs bright, but not direct, sunlight.
• To grow big and strong, water once a week if the soil is dry. Do no drown it. Fertilize with water-soluble plant fertilizer once a month. You can use fertilizer spikes available at garden centers—very easy to use with no mess. Read the directions.
• Your child likes it outdoors when there is no danger of frost. April 15, put it outside where it gets light and humidity—no direct sun. Continue to water and fertilize.
• In the summer, your aloe will sprout new plants, and you will be a grandparent. Isn’t that sweet? …