Aloe is not only a lovely succulent plant but also an excellent natural medicinal to have around the home. It is commonly grown as a house plant but a lucky few zones can grow them year around outdoors.
Aloes grow in poor soil with good drainage. They require full sun for at least six hours per day but the best growth is found where they receive at least eight hours of bright light. The plants store water in their leaves, which means they can go long periods without water. They do need regular watering but are very tolerant of drought conditions for short periods.