Aloe Vera Cultivation
Every day we receive hundreds of visitors to our site from all over the world. We answer many phone calls and even more emails about the aloe vera cultivation prospects. So many people are interested and wish to start the Cultivation of Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, which is in fact, a very good investment as it has a growing demand from all over the world.
Apart from that, as a plantation it is relatively easy to grow. All it needs is a mild climate, like the one in the Mediterranean countries.
One can start the aloe vera cultivation either professionally or as an amateure and start with a small piece of land. This is a way to get to know the plantation and the cultivation process, before taking the next bigger step.
Alternatively, if we have good weather conditions, ready irrigation system and a big piece of land to farm, we can start professionaly with tens of thousand of aloe vera plants.
What You Need To Know About the Aloe Vera Cultivation
In general, aloe vera is cultivated near the sea, in lowlands with mild to hot climate. It cannot stand freezing temperatures or heavy snowing.
Yield per 1000 square meters and Cultivation Costs:
- We plant up to 1.000 plants per 1.000 square meters of land
- Each plant can produce up to 10 leaves per year
- Each aloe vera leaf weight from 600 grams to 1,3 kilo
- Per 1.000 square meters the plantation can yield from 3.000 to 6.000 kilos of aloe vera leaves ready for sale
- With the new offsprings (baby plants) one can expand their plantation very fast.
Aloe Vera cultivation is relatively easy. The plant itself is not susceptible to diseases.
Regular irrigation is absolutely necessary.
Steps one must take for a new Aloe Vera Cultivation:
- Dig the ground with a tractor
- Place irrigation system
- Buy plants and plant them on the field while adding organic fertilizer
- Water the plantation
First, we lay the irrigation hoses on the field, in the arrangement that we wish (1 plant per square meter). Irrigation hoses should be F20 in width and should have build in holes for the water to drip. We always use drip irrigation for the watering of aloe.
After you place your order, we remove the plants from our fields. We place them in plastic crates (about 20 plants in each crate) and pack them all together on pallets. Each pallet can carry 500-700 plants.
The plants are sent WITHOUT pot. They are bareroot.
- Irrigation: 2 or 3 times per week. No watering during the winter.
- Fertilizer: Once or twice per year
- Weeding: Removing weeds as needed
- Off springs: Replanting the new baby plants
- Harvest: Collection aloe vera leaves for sale