Aldi Is Selling Massive Aloe Plant “Beauties” for Just $20 (You’ll Want 3!)

published Apr 17, 2024
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Delano, CA, USA - Mar 26, 2022: Exterior view of an Aldi grocery store in Delano, California. Aldi is the common brand of two German family-owned multinational discount supermarket chains.
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If you go gaga for succulents, then you need to run (maybe even sprint) to Aldi right now. Giant aloe plants are available at Aldi, and you won’t have to blow your entire summer spending budget just to grab one for yourself. They’re only $20 and they’re already large enough to become the instant star of your houseplant collection.

“Aloe. Is it me you’re looking for?” Ashley from the Oh Hey Aldi Instagram account wrote in a recent caption posted on April 11. “MASSIVE Aloe Plants at Aldi for just $19.99!”

The aloe plants each come in a big 10-inch pot that you can either keep with the plant or ditch for something cuter. And these plants are beefy — although you probably won’t want to sacrifice your brand-new plant (and it’s not quite summer yet), these stems are the perfect size for treating sunburns.

“These are HUGE!!” one person commented on Ashley’s post. Another added that leaving these “beauties” behind was “not easy.”

Another commenter added, “I always kill my aloe and I don’t know why. I just want luscious aloe. I may have to get this and just enjoy it for however long it lasts.”

If you’re in the same boat, here are a few tips on keeping your aloe as “luscious” as possible. First, make sure it’s getting enough light. Aloe loves bright, indirect light, so keep it close to a sunny window to prevent it from going limp and stop growing.

It also doesn’t love a ton of water. You can leave your aloe plant to dry out for about two weeks and then give it a good drenching once the soil is completely dry — just make sure you’ve planted it in a pot with excellent drainage (classic unglazed terracotta is best) before doing so. Otherwise, the roots will rot and you’ll be starting from square one (or heading back to the store to buy another plant).

Even though the gel inside your aloe plant is excellent for healing sunburns and small wounds, the Mayo Clinic advises against ingesting aloe latex, one of the substances produced by the plant.

Pick up one of these massive aloe plants from Aldi while they’re available and kiss your summer sunburn woes goodbye!