How to transplant an Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a very resistant and easy to care for plant. If you have an Aloe vera at home and you want to see it grow to take advantage of its leaves, here are a few simple steps to follow in order to transplant it into a new pot.

1. Wait until the plant is about 30cm high.

2. Choose a medium sized pot (20 litres).

3. Place mountain or river stones at the bottom of the pot to facilitate drainage.

4. Prepare the mixture:

- 1/3 of soil or substrate, 1/3 of fertilizer, compost or humus and 1/3 of fine sand or jable.

- We mix all the ingredients with water.

5. Add the mixture to the pot.

6. Place the Aloe vera in the center of the pot and fill it with the mixture until it covers its roots. In the case that it is a plant that has been pulled out of its mother, we must disinfect the roots with a solution of oxygenated water (1 part product and 9 parts water).

7. For ornamentation and to maintain humidity we can add picón on the surface.

8. Aloe vera does not need much water, we can water the plant every 10-15 days 2-3 glasses of water after checking that the soil is not already wet.


Aloe vera does not constantly hold a temperature below 10°C, the ideal temperature being between 17°C and 27°C. Frosts and hailstorms can cause damage to the plant and its roots, so if you have it outside, remember to take it inside during the coldest periods of the year. 

Here's the video on how to transplant an Aloe vera: