Growing Aloe Vera Indoors – Mason Jar for Plants

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.

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Filled it with some glass pebbles for drainage and tried to take artistic shots..

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I used these pebbles from Homecentre by Lifestyle. Buy on sale only!

yellow glass pebbles

Took a small Aloe Vera plant from the garden. Don’t choose a very big one. It needs space to grow even if slowly.

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I thought it would be a good idea to trim some long roots. It was! Helps place the plant better in the jar.

aloe vera purify indoor air

Filled some soil and placed the plant.

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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.

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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.

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