Aloe vera is a succulent, which in fact is 95 percent water. The plant may be grown indoors or out, flourishing in the warm temperatures of U.S. Department of Agriculture planting zone 9, where the average low temperature doesn't drop below 20 degrees F.
Select a plant pot that is wide and can be drained of too much watering. Put a few gravels or smaller rocks in the pot bottom.
Put a few inches of potting mix in the bottom of the pot. Insert the aloe vera plant inside the pot. Fill in around with the cactus soil mix.
Position the aloe vera plant in a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight. Keep it indoors, find a place on or near to the window that gets enough sunlight. When you keep the plant outside, remember to move it inside the home when the temperature drops to freezing.
Pour water on the aloe vera plant as soon as you see that the soil you put around the plant has dried out. Never put too much water on your aloe vera plant. During the colder months, aloe vera plants go dormant and there is no need to water them.
Remove smaller plants that develop around the bigger aloe vera plant when they are 3 inches tall. Replant them in their own pots to create new aloe vera plants.
Fertilize with a high phosphorus fertilizer in the spring.