Although it's quite common on many kitchen windowsills -- even those belonging to non-gardeners -- I've only been growing Aloe vera for about a year.
Even though we don't need to use its soothing properties very often (once), it's so pretty in the kitchen, it will be there for years!
This is my greeting every sunny winter morning:
So easy to grow -- I water it every few of weeks -- its only drawback is that it can get pretty large. I'm keeping it in quite a small pot because if I give it more root space I'm sure it will really start getting in the way here -- it is the kitchen after all.
I should remove a couple of the pups and see how large I can get them over the next few years.
What's your take on Aloe vera?
Happy New Year!