QUESTION: Do aloe plants need direct sunlight? I’d like to grow it, but my window doesn’t get a lot of direct sun. -Leigh Y
ANSWER: No, aloe plants don’t require direct sunlight. In fact, when these plants are grown indoors, they can survive on bright, indirect lighting.
If you’re growing aloe plants outdoors, they should be placed where they’ll receive partial shade. The location should provide them with plenty of morning sun.
However, they should be protected during the afternoon as the lighting is more intense during this time. If you don’t provide enough protection for your aloe plants, the direct lighting can dry them out. You also run the risk of the foliage becoming scorched by the sun.
When growing aloe indoors, even when you find the appropriate growing location with adequate lighting, ensure you rotate your plants as needed.
If not, the plants will lean towards the sun which makes them weaker. Instead, rotate them to ensure the entire plant receives enough light.
Take these tips and use them on your growing journey. When caring for aloe properly, it should grow well in a variety of locations.