This is going to vary with the climate and the size/age of the plant. Younger and smaller plants will need a more frequent waterings and protection from over-exposure to the sun when compared to large and well-established aloes.
If the plant is yellowish in tone or if the spikes are shriveling or self-terminating (the ends dry up), those are signs that the plant needs more water and possibly more light, but you'll have to experiment to see just what works best for that plant.
In their dormant phases, you might only water an aloe once per month.
We live in Andalucia. It's 40 deg. centegrade during the day. We have about fourty pots of Aloes. They are bursting out of the pot. There is virtually no soil in the pots. Just plant. They get brown at the tips and I chuck a bucket of water over them about once a fourtnight. They green up instantly because as you know they are succulents and full of water. August is like a hot winter here. Everything tries to sleep through the heat including me. Come the September rains, they'll green up and throw orange or yellow flowers on tall spikes. Its true that you have to look after the little ones, unless they're bursting out of the sides of big ones.
by Edward Zhang 7 years ago
How can a plant continue to grow from being watered with nothing but coffee?
by JR Krishna 2 years ago
How often do we need to water cactus plants?I have a small cactus plant. I gave long gaps in watering; it started to wither.
by CennyWenny 12 months ago
Why are my cucumbers dying? How do I grow amazing cucumbers?
by The Drain Team 6 years ago
How many times should a new tree be watered during the hot summer months?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|