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AUTHOR: Miss Woodcock

SCHOOL: St John's


'Aloe' you've grown !

Today, whilst looking back at some old photos from last year, I came across a picture of my kitchen windowsill and noticed my Aloe Vera plant which last year was just beginning to grow into it’s big black pot!

It struck me how much my Aloe Vera had grown as I walked to my kitchen windowsill to now see it probably 10x bigger and totally overgrowing the pot! I hadn’t even noticed how big it had grown until I compared the pictures from last year and now! It struck me as amazing how plants can really thrive and grow when they are happy and healthy! It loves the spot on my kitchen windowsill where it gets regular sunlight and water from me too! I think it’s time to move my Aloe Vera to a larger pot! I wonder how big it will be next May!

Fun facts about Aloe Vera:

  1. Wild Aloe Vera plants have been known to live to 100 years old!

  2. Inside the Aloe Vera leaves is a gel which can be used for many things! It has natural antibacterial properties and is great for applying to insect bites and sunburn to soothe the skin. It is also full of Vitamin C which is good for you too!

  3. The gel of Aloe Vera is made up of 96% water, meaning similar to cacti, it can survive in climates with little or no rain!

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