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From trop­i­cal climes, aloes thrive in dry, hot con­di­tions so are per­fect for our homes at 10C (50F) and up­wards. Dur­ing sum­mer they need only a very light wa­ter oc­ca­sion­ally, so you can imag­ine that dur­ing win­ter they need even less – just a smat­ter­ing ev­ery few weeks. Aloes make you think of far-flung hol­i­days in deep­est win­ter, plus you can ex­ot­i­cally dec­o­rate your pa­tio with them dur­ing sum­mer. If you have a large aloe, snap off a leaf and rub its in­ner gel on bites and stings for a sooth­ing nat­u­ral rem­edy.

Keep aloes well-drained – add grit at plant­ing

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