Aloe Vera

£24.99 GBP

Only 1 piece in stock!

An easy to care for and striking to look at houseplant that also boasts medicinal uses. Comes in a pure, 12cm wide grey pot cover and is about 30cm tall. Suited to bright, indirect sunlight and suitable in humid environments such as a bathrooms or kitchens. 

  • Houseplant
  • Easy to grow 
  • Infrequent watering 
  • Well drained soil
  • Indirect sunlight
  • Temperature - 13 and 27°C
  • Pot size 12cm wide
  • Evergreen 

About the Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Vera is a tropical medical plant that can be used as a natural remedy to ease non-severe sunburn. It also produces Aloe latex, which is a yellow substance that come from just under the Aloe's skin. 

Aloe Vera, otherwise known as Barbados Aloe, is an evergreen perennial that has become an increasingly popular houseplant and ingredient in plant based remedies. It's a succulent variety of the genus Aloe and originates from the Arabian Peninsula. It's a very easy to care for plant as long as you don't over water. Aloe's do occasionally flower in the right conditions, but rarely in the UK. 

The aloe can grow to between 0.5m - 1m tall in about 5-10 years. They also prefer to be pot bound, so try not to pot on your aloe before it's ready.

How to Water

How much water your aloe needs will depend on where you place it in your home. You'll want to allow your aloe plant to dry out between each watering. A good way to check your plant is ready to be watered is by dipping your finger into the top 1-2 inches of the soil to check it's dry. 

For an aloe kept in humid conditions (such as bathrooms of kitchens), be careful it doesn't suffer from over watering. There is a lot more moisture in the air which is fantastic for adding additional humidity, but it will also keep the soil considerably more moist.

The biggest reason aloe's don't survive is because of over watering. If its leaves turn lighter and squishy, you'll need to dry out your plant a bit more between watering. However, if the leaves are looking thin, it's a sign it's lacking moisture and you'll need to water it more frequently. 

Light Conditions

For aloe's kept inside, you'll want to give it bright, indirect sunlight. This is because direct sunlight can burn the aloe's leaves. Be careful when placing in front of windows, especially west facing that get the hot afternoon sun, as the glass can intensify the sunlight. If you notice the leaves turning orange, it's a sign your plant is getting too much direct sunlight and you'll need to move it to a different spot in your home.

Soil Conditions

A good quality, loam based potting compost with extra grit or cactus mix is the ideal soil type. Aloe's prefer a soil mix that allows them to drain water really quickly as they don't like their roots to be covered in water.

Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer 2 or 3 times in the growing season to give it a boost of nutrients. 

Seasonal Information 

The Aloe Vera is an evergreen plant that does produce yellow flowers in the summer, however it's very rare a plant raised in the UK will produce these. 

They experience a winter dormancy through the colder month, during which you'll want to water less frequently.

Please note: We are working hard to fulfil orders in line with government advice. It's taking an average of 10-15 days to ship your order at the moment. When your order is ready to ship, we will send you a notification confirming this. We apologise for the delay to our usual speedy shipping service.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Delivery Charges

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Orders under £40 incur a £2.99 delivery fee. All orders £40 or more are delivered free of charge.

Delivery Times

Standard delivery time is 3-5 working days but in a lot of cases this will be significantly shorter as we aim to dispatch products within 24 hours of you placing the order.

The Couriers

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We use two carriers for delivery depending on the products being shipped. The majority of our orders are shipped via DPD on their premium service. Please leave a mobile number when placing your order so you are able to receive sms updates. If your order is shipped with DPD you will receive a 1 hour time slot.

The other carrier we use is Tuffnells. This is normally for large products that come on a pallet.

If your order is delivered on a pallet the driver is not expected to take the pallet back with them.

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Returns Policy

Changing your mind?

If your return is within our policy below please contact us at enquiries@gardenesque.com to arrange a return/refund/exchange

Our returns policy lasts 30 days if you change your mind. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

PLEASE NOTE - If you want to return your order and it isnt damaged or faulty we would ask that you send it back to us. We can of course arrange a collection for you but the cost of return would come out of the refunded total. Please see below for returns charges for non faulty items.

Boxes / Cartons - £6.50

Palletised Goods - £24

These costs are in place to simply cover the cost of the return and you are more than welcome to arrange delivery of your order back yourself.

 

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)

  • Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
  • Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

 

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at enquiries@gardenesque.com

 

Sale items

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

 

Exchanges

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at enquiries@gardenesque.com and we will arrange a return for you

 

Gifts

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be emailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.

 

Shipping

To return your product, you should email enquiries@gardenesque.com and we will help arrange a collection for you.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund and we have arranged the return, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over £20, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned items

 

Terms of Returns

For our couriers to collect the items the must be dismantled if furniture and re boxed if its a pot or fire pit. Unfortunately our couriers will not collect assembled items 

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