How to cut aloe vera leaves

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to cut aloe vera leaves

Aloe Vera is one of the most versatile and plants with countless benefits. It helps improve skin conditions like burns, respiratory problems and other various conditions. At we recommend having a plant at home and we will show you how to cut the leaves of this plant without mistreating it and keeping its properties intact.

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Aloe Vera has many benefits for our health which is why acquiring this plant is one of the best investments you can make for your home. It has various beauty properties, removes wrinkles, reduces stretch marks, eliminates acne, cures dandruff, clears the sinuses, and more!

How to cut aloe vera leaves - Step 1

One thing that you should consider if buying an aloe vera plant is to buy one that is not too young because their properties are ideal after three years. Also, we recommend reading our article how to care for an aloe vera plant properly to make sure your plant lives a long life.


You should only cut the leaves you need to be used immediately and within a short period of time, because if you let the days pass the piece begins to wilt and lose its properties.


Always cut the lower leaves, near the base of the plant, as they are older and therefore contain more benefits.


Use a very sharp knife or a good pair of shears and try cutting the leaf stem as close as you can in this area because the blade is much thinner which will facilitate the task.

How to cut aloe vera leaves - Step 5

If you are, for example, using it on a burn or any other condition for which treatment involves several days, use the piece you require and the wrap the remaining piece well in foil and store in freezer, but keep in mind that you can only preserve it for maximum five days, then it will be of little use.

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