I have a new obsession – collecting mason jars or jam jars, as we Indians call them. Most people recycle glass jars & bottles in the kitchen, I use them in the garden- to grow plants (not surprisingly). When I’d made the indoor teacup herb garden, I’d also panted a mason jar in the same way. Wanting to keep it indoors and low-maintenance, an Aloe Vera plant became the most obvious choice. The benefits of keeping Aloe Vera indoors are well-known: grows well, needs very less watering, makes no mess and also purifies air- what’s not to love?
Hence, presenting my Aloe Vera plant growing indoors, in a mason jar 🙂
First, I painted a glass jar in the same manner that i painted these tea cups for herbs.
Filled it with some glass pebbles for drainage and tried to take artistic shots..
I used these pebbles from Homecentre by Lifestyle. Buy on sale only!
Took a small Aloe Vera plant from the garden. Don’t choose a very big one. It needs space to grow even if slowly.
I thought it would be a good idea to trim some long roots. It was! Helps place the plant better in the jar.
Filled some soil and placed the plant.
Filled with more soil and watered.
Do not water Aloe Vera or any other succulent too much. I water only once a week and mist occasionally.
And some more artistic shots.. It’s so easy it doesn’t even count as a tutorial!
As I’m typing this, the small middle shoot has grown a few inches taller and the plant is doing very well indoors, in our bedroom.
HAPPY GARDENING 🙂
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