Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

When talking about natural skin and hair treatment what do you think about it? Probably in the slug or aloe vera, as the plant is also known. But did you know that in addition to making you look better, the slug can still contribute to your home decor?

Yes, if you have never thought about using the plant in a decorative way, it is time to rethink your concepts. The elongated, fleshy, thorny leaves of the slug bring that green touch full of rusticity to the environment.

And did you also know that the slug blooms? In the adult phase the plant produces up to 30 new leaves per year and from its center grows a long peduncle that closes with beautiful and delicate yellow flowers.

One more reason to insert the plant in the decoration and, among us, besides decorating the house you will always have a juicy leaf available for that express treatment of beauty, what do you think?

Are you convinced that it is very worthwhile to cultivate a little piece of this wonder at home? Then come to see how to plant the slug and take care of it properly:

How to plant aloe vera

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The slug is an easy plant to plant, since it does not require great care with soil preparation. You can choose to plant it in a flowerbed or in a pot, the plant fits very well in either.

The slug can be planted by a single leaf or by means of shoots. If you prefer to make the aloe vera from the leaf you need to pay attention to some details, but already know that this is not always the best way to have a foot of slug. This is because the leaf of the plant is very moist and it can rot before even creating the roots. However, take the step-by-step how to plant slug from a leaf:

  1. Take a slug leaf with at least eight centimeters and make a cut near the base of the plant. Use a clean knife to avoid contaminating the sheet;
  2. After cutting your foot, leave the sheet in a warm, ventilated place until you realize that a protection has been created at the cutting site, such as a film. But have patience this process can take up to two weeks;
  3. After this time, prepare a pot with a good drainage system and good quality soil. Thread the sheet into the vessel with the cut on the ground. The leaf should be about a third fixed in the earth;
  4. Leave the vase with the leaf in a sunny spot and water daily for the first four weeks;
  5. During this process the leaf can wither, shrink and even dry, but this does not represent the death of the leaf it just can not rot;
  6. At the end of four weeks, the leaf should already be rooting, so water it only when the soil is dry.

The other way to make a slug seedlings is from the shoots that emerge from the main plant. This mode is much simpler and more secure. Check it step by step:

  1. Find a slug that has sprouts. They are usually small and stay under the mother plant. Prefer those that are already larger and with at least four leaves;
  2. Remove it carefully so as not to interfere with the roots of the main plant and the nearby shoots. The bud has its own set of roots;
  3. After separating the bud, prepare the vase. Remember that it must have a good drainage system and good quality land;
  4. Make a hole in the ground and plant the bud. Make a light pressure around the plant so that it fits in the pot.
  5. Water the plant, but do not over water it. The slug rot if it gets too wet.
  6. Leave the pot in a sunny spot and water it once a week or when you notice the soil is dry.

How to care for slug

After planting you have to learn to take care of the slug. This is a relatively simple plant to cultivate, since it does not require great care, being very indicated for those who do not have much time for gardening. Take note of the following tips and see how to take care of your slug correctly:

  • Do not over water the slug, the plant does not appreciate excess moisture and can suffer from rotting leaves if irrigated unnecessarily. One tip is to observe the soil before watering, so put your finger on the ground and if you feel dry it is a sign that you need water, otherwise wait a few more days;
  • Fertilization of the slug should be done once a year during spring only. Excess fertilizer can also compromise plant health;
  • The slug likes sun and light. So choose a lighted location and receive direct sunlight at least eight hours a day. Lack of sunlight can leave the leaves of the slug coiled and thin. Inside the house, the slug can be close to a window or door;
  • During the winter the waterings should be even more spaced than in the summer;
  • After planting, wait a few weeks to use the leaves until the slug is well attached;
  • The aloe leaves are indicative of plant health. They should be greenish, fleshy and straight, if you notice that they are turning yellow, curled at the tip or losing the lush aspect review the care. Usually these signs indicate that the plant is being over watered and is taking less sun than it should;
  • Another factor that can impact the development of slug is the size of the vase, which may be limiting its growth. Try, in that case, to change it to a larger vessel;

How to insert the slug in the decoration

You can use the slug in any room in the house as long as it has adequate light conditions for plant growth. According to Feng Shui, ancient Chinese technique of harmonizing environments, the slug is a great plant to purify and harmonize the energies of the environment, in addition to bringing protection.

The slug also fits in different proposals of decoration, simply adapt the type of pot or cachepot so that it is still more with the face of the environment.

Therapeutic, decorative and energetic. The slug is a complete plant that can and should have a special place indoors. That's why we've selected 60 suggestions of environments decorated with aloe to inspire you and bring this spiny and juicy plant to your home as well. Come and fall in love:

Picture 1 - In the corner of the corridor, the tall vase of slug reveals all its decorative beauty.

In the corner of the corridor, the tall vase of slug reveals all its decorative beauty

Picture 2 - On the table, in a smaller vase, the slug is also pure charm.

On the little table, in a smaller vase, the slug is also pure charm

Picture 3 - And what about a jar of aloe in the room? The plant releases oxygen at night purifying the air.

How about a little slug in the bedroom? The plant releases oxygen at night purifying the air

Picture 4 - A vase painted by hand to receive the muddy slug.

A hand painted vase to receive the slug

Picture 5 - In this bathroom, the slug delights with all the light that enters by the window.

In this bathroom, the slug delights in all the light that enters through the window

Picture 6 - The green touch of this room is due to the vase of aloe on the rack.

The green touch of this room is due to the vase of aloe on the rack

Picture 7 - Here the slug is practically a guardian of the entrance of the house.

Here the slug is practically a guardian of the entrance of the house

Picture 8 - Composing a vase with slug and other succulents is also a great.

Composing a vase with slug and other succulents is also a great

Image 9 - Spreading the leaves on the table.

Spreading the leaves on the table

Picture 10 - Babosa terrarium version.

Babosa terrarium version

Image 11 - Here the slug reigns alone on the shelf.

Here the slug reigns alone on the shelf

Picture 12 - Babosa decorated for Christmas, a good idea too, huh?

Babosa decorated for Christmas, a good idea too, huh?

Picture 13 - If there is no slug, there is at least one painting with the plant.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

Image 14 - Curled up in the newspaper; That slobbery, no?

Curled up in the newspaper; That slobbery, no?

Picture 15 - Double slugs on the sideboard.

Double slug on the sideboard

Picture 16 - Or a whole family of slugs!

Or a whole family of slugs!

Image 17 - The vase makes all the difference for the visual presentation of the slug.

The vase makes all the difference for the visual presentation of slug

Picture 18 - The friendship between the aloe vera and the chair flowed very well in this room.

The friendship between the aloe vera and the chair flowed very well in this room

Image 19 - If you have light, you can grow slug.

If you have light, you can grow slug

Image 20 - A beautiful and energetic composition: aloe, cactus and amethyst.

A beautiful and energetic composition: aloe, cactus and amethyst

Image 21 - Properly identified to avoid doubts.

Properly identified not to generate doubts

Image 22 - Slugs, cacti and other succulents form this vertical bed.

Slugs, cacti and other succulents form this vertical bed

Picture 23 - Look at her there! Resting quietly on the coffee table.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

Picture 24 - Aloe in the garden: a beautiful reception for those who arrive.

Aloha in the garden: a beautiful reception for those who arrive

Picture 25 - Adjust the size of the vase to the size of the aloe vera you have.

Adjust the size of the vase to the size of the aloe vera you have

Image 26 - The pink vases left the romantic slugs.

The pink vases left the romantic slugs

Image 27 - Purifying the bathroom.

Purifying the bathroom

Image 28 - Or marking presence among the decorative objects.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

Picture 29 - Always will have a little corner for a vase of slug and his favorite companions: the succulents and the cacti.

There will always be a little corner for a vase of slugs and their favorite companions: the succulents and the cacti

Picture 30 - A rustic dresser to match the natural slug appearance.

A rustic sideboard to match the natural slug appearance

Picture 31 - But if you want to give a more elegant look to your slug use a metallic vase.

But if you want to give a more elegant look to your slug use a metallic vase

Image 32 - Now if the idea is to maintain neutrality, a white vase with slug is always the best option.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

Picture 33 - Companion of reading.

Reading partner

Image 34 - Ceramic vases to accommodate both types of succulent.

Ceramic vases to accommodate both types of succulent

Image 35 - Did you know that there are more than 300 different types of aloe vera?

Did you know that there are over 300 different types of aloe vera?

Picture 36 - Do not know what to put of embellishment on the dining table? How about a vase of slug?

Do not know what to put of embellishment on the dining table? How about a vase of slug?

Picture 37 - In the white kitchen, the pair of slugs stands out.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

Picture 38 - Look how charming this trio of crocus-covered slug pots.

Look how charming this trio of crocus-covered aloe vera vases

Image 39 - If one is already good, imagine three?

If one is already good, imagine three?

Picture 40 - A luxury this bathroom decorated with aloe vera.

A luxury this bathroom decorated with aloe vera

Image 41 - In the midst of different types of plants, one especially stands out, the slug.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

Picture 42 - On the mantel, the slugs give that extra touch in the decoration.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 photos of decoration 1

Picture 43 - Aloe in bloom! For those who have never seen a picture of blooming aloe, there are beautiful yellow flowers to brighten the path of those who pass by.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 photos of decoration 2

Picture 44 - Slugs in different sizes to decorate the table.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 photos of decoration 3

Image 45 - Leaves of glazed slugs, different not?

Leaves of glazed slugs, different not?

Picture 46 - Another suggestion of slug picture to decorate the house, if you can not have the real plant.

One more suggestion of slug picture to decorate the house, if you can not have the real plant

Picture 47 - The dining table was placed in a strategic place of the kitchen, where the light of the sun manages to bathe the aloe vera.

The dining table was positioned in a strategic location of the kitchen, where sunlight can bathe the aloe vera

Image 48 - Large vase to accommodate the slug that is yet to grow.

Large vase to accommodate algae that is yet to grow

Picture 49 - In the corner of the room, this jar of slug makes all the difference in the decoration.

In the corner of the room, this aloe vera makes all the difference in decoration

Picture 50 - The yellow vase leaves the slug even more cheerful and relaxed.

The yellow vase leaves the slug even more cheerful and relaxed

Picture 51 - Put your favorite plants in a special place in the house.

Put your favorite plants in a special place in the house.

Image 52 - Babosa is a great plant for workplaces, according to Feng Shui.

Babosa is a great plant for workplaces, according to Feng Shui

Picture 53 - Here plants and pots carry a message and a very positive energy home.

Here plants and pots carry a message and a very positive energy towards home

Picture 54 - Beautiful drawing of aloe vera framed to decorate the house.

Beautiful design of aloe vera framed to decorate the house

Picture 55 - On the kitchen sink bench, the slug remains available for when they need it.

On the kitchen sink counter, the slug remains available for when they need it

Image 56 - The earthenware vessel emphasizes the rustic beauty of the slug.

The earthenware vessel highlights the rustic beauty of the slug

Image 57 - Already the trio of bright red vases gives a special elegance to the plant.

Already the trio of bright red pots gives a special elegance to the plant

Image 58 - Even the most minimalists surrender to the enchantments and incredible properties of the slug.

Even the most minimalists surrender to the charms and incredible properties of slug

Image 59 - Not all modernity replaces a proven benefit plan for millennia.

Not all modernity replaces a plant of proven benefits for millennia

Image 60 - Tins of tomato sauce have become the ideal place to cultivate these small and delicate slugs of slug.

Babosa: tips for planting, caring and 60 decorating photos

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