i grew up with aloe vera plants. anytime i got a nick or a bite or a scrape or a cut or a blister or a burn (etcetera), i could just break off a bit of aloe leaf to smear on myself as needed. it really is a miracle cure-all plant and i am a believer. i’ve been wanting an aloe plant here in belfast for quite some time but i never really got around to it. every time i come back from florida, i consider trying to smuggle some into the UK but i’m too much of a rule-follower… seriously… i am. (you shut up!)
a few days ago (just after my most recent aloe-less return from FL), i decided to have a look online to see if i could find some… and i did. the best deal i could find was at an online shop called Divine Cactus. i ordered two of the “medium” plants on sunday night and at noon on wednesday, i received two healthy and well-packed aloe plants. the one litre pellegrino bottle is for size reference.
i paid just over £20 for them, including p&p (s&h) but these plants should live indefinitely and at some point, i expect them to start having pups so really i shouldn’t need anymore aloe plants ever. i know it’s silly to be excited about aloe plants, but i am (yay!).
now i hafta find some groovy little pots.