An easy to look after house plant and a good all round ‘cure all’ for the skin, the soothing gel within the leaves is especially good for burns
- Soothing for the skin
- Cut leaves can be kept in fridge
- Easy to care for
- Especially good for sunburn
One of the most utilised herbs in the world, aloe vera is used extensively in modern medicine and many beauty products as it hydrates skin and hair. It has traditionally been used on the skin to treat burns and minor wounds where it has been shown to speed healing time. A handy first aid plant to grow inside the home.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Orange
- Flowering period: June - August
A very tender herb and succulent that doesn't like to be too wet, aloe vera grows better inside the house on a windowsill away from direct sun. It should be watered infrequently; it is obvious if it has been dry for too long as the leaves will begin to lose their plump feel. It should be left to grow in the same pot until it has filled it with lots of baby shoots and is crammed full before re-potting into something larger or splitting, the new babies with a bit of root can be planted separately into small pots.
Aloe gel has cooling and healing properties for the skin and mucous membranes. It is traditionally a topical application to treat inflamed and hot skin conditions and it is used extensively for healing skin, burns and wounds.
The plant can be used fresh from the plant by cutting and scoring down the leaf where the gel can be scooped out and used, any remaining leaf can be stored in the fridge where the cut stem will heal and keep the gel safe inside; the gel is also a useful carrier for essential oils and herbs
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.