Alex

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Aloe Barbadensis


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ABOUT OUR ALOE BARBADENSIS MILLER

Aloe, I’m Alex. I’m the Aloe vera plant. I’m a sun loving, air-purifying and low maintenance houseplant. My thick leaves can store plenty of water so don't worry if you haven’t got time to water me, I’ll thrive with a little neglect. I give off that exotic look that can be used to decorate a windowsill or a bright kitchen. Keeping me in the kitchen is ideal for any nasty unexpected cooking burns. You can snip my leaves off and allow my soothing gel to get to work. I’m not just a pretty face.

Myself and the other 400 species of Aloe Vera are usually grown in the hottest parts of the world. You can find us in North Africa and Southern Europe but days we are so popular you can find us growing in any hot climate. Even though I’m part of the succulent family, I don't need direct sunlight to thrive (I do prefer it though). If you want to place me by your north facing window then be sure to reduce how often you water me as I won’t need nearly as much to drink.

I’m adored all over the world for my exotic beauty and medical benefits. Your kitchen isn’t complete without my lovely spikes. I’m always on the lookout for more friends! Use Sasha and Jade to style me in a sunny kitchen or living room.

Small Height (including nursery pot) 25cm; pot diameter 10cm. (Fits a 12-13cm pot)

DID YOU KNOW?

Aloe vera gel can be rubbed on the skin to help soothe any pain or irritation from burns. It can also repair your skin from UV damage and help reduce the look of wrinkles.

Aloe Vera is exotic and low maintenance. All you'll need is a sunny room to keep him happy.


QUICK ALOE VERA PLANT CARE

The Aloe vera plant isn’t one to fuss over care and can be left to his own devices. Less is more with Aloe.

LIGHTING

 I adore the sunshine and should be placed on the windowsill of a south facing window or in a brightly lit kitchen.

WATERING

I can go many weeks without water. My large leaves can hold water for many weeks. Once every 4-6 weeks is enough to keep me happy.

HUMIDITY

I’m not one to fuss over humidity. You don’t need to place me near a humidifier.

FERTILISER

I don’t need fertilising very often. If you fertilise me only use a diluted fertiliser once every growth season.

   

   


FAST FACTS ABOUT ALEX


BEST ROOM

A kitchen to assist with any unexpected burns.

PET SAFE

Yes

AIR PURIFYING

Yes, Alex is one the best air-purifying plants on the market.

THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED

How do you care for an Aloe vera plant?

The Aloe vera plant is a wonderful air-purifying and no-fuss houseplant. He loves the sunshine and would thrive in a room with plenty of bright light. Just like Zoe the zz plant and Ian the cast iron plant, Alex will thrive on neglect. He is a drought tolerant plant and will bounce back if left without water for many months. He prefers dry soil and will forgive the forgetful waterer. Alex can adapt to his surroundings and will be happy in a well lit room with temperatures ranging from 15-30°C. Although Alex is a exotic houseplant, he does not require high levels of humidity and will not need to be placed near a humidifier.

Is Aloe vera a good houseplant?

Yes Aloe vera is an ideal beginner plant and is really easy to look after. Aloe vera plants are a must have houseplant for the kitchen as the gel within their leaves can soothe and ease the pain of unexpected cooking burns. The gel is commonly used in face masks for a cooling and refreshing feel. The Aloe vera plant was announced by NASA as one of the best air-purifying house plants along with Sammy, Lily and Bonnie.

Where should I put the Aloe Vera plant in my house?

The best place for the Aloe vera plant is on a windowsill in a south facing kitchen. Alex is perfect for any unexpected kitchen burns. You can snip off the tips of his leaves and use his soothing gel to help reduce the irritation from any burns. The Aloe plant will tolerate a kitchen with less light. Direct sunlight is not required for Alex’s survival.

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Style Alex in a sunny room and let his exotic charm captivate you. Decorating your kitchen with greenery couldn’t be easier. Take a look at our citrus trees for another splash of green in the kitchen

Use our colourful joy crystal in your kitchen and an extra boost of positivity in the heart of the home.

QUICK DELIVERY

We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.

SECURE PAYMENTS

Your personal information and data is secure with us. This is our website platform providers bread and butter. Uncompromised safety & security.

HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE

If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.

WE PLANT 10 TREES FOR EVERY ORDER

Our goal is to plant 1 million trees by 2025 to help save our environment.

Delivery

We individually package our plants with recyclable materials to ensure you receive the highest quality plants. Every plant leaves us with a Pointless Plants quality assured sticker, this means we have checked the plant and it meets our very high standards. ** Please note some plants will contain plastic around them which have been added by growers to protect their delicate leaves. We do our best not add single use plastic to our orders

We send our plants using a next day delivery trusted courier service which will give you shipping updates and the opportunity to rearrange delivery. We do leave a delivery instruction to leave box in a safe place as a quick delivery ensures quality of our plants are maintained. This should also avoid having to reschedule missed deliveries.

99% of the time our plants are delivered safely. Occasionally plants may arrive a little bit damaged. In this case send us a picture within 72hours and we will be more than happy to replace them.

We ship using a next day delivery but, sometimes we need a 3-7day period to process your order. This is because demand fluctuates, we may need extra packing time or plants availability has changed at the last minute. We try our best to make delivery as quick as possible and we are working very hard on reducing our dispatch time.

 

Returns & Refunds

If you receive your plants and they are damaged from delivery, we will happily replace them. Just send us a picture within 72 hours of receiving them.

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at hello@pointlessplants.com​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

We are here for you

Send us an email, hello@pointlessplants.com

Call us or WhatsApp, 07308953372
 

 

Who Are Pointless Plants?

What makes you different from other plant companies?

We don’t see ourselves as a business. Our mission is to make the world a happier, better and greener place. We think delivering houseplants is a good start.

 

Do you really plant 10 trees for every order?

Yes, we have an API installed on our website which automatically plants trees with Ecologi when an order is made. Our slogan is ‘Create a Jungle’ and we are on a mission to make the world a greener place. We are always looking to do more and when we get the chance to travel, we’re hoping to see our impact first hand. Sometimes we save our trees for a big project where we can help first hand. This isn't just about short term carbon offsetting. This is about long term biodiversity, rebuilding and conserving our planet!

 

  

Covid-19

What changes have you made for a safer delivery?

Delivering your plants to you is our top priority. We have implemented social distancing in our office and our team is working from home whenever possible. Our postage carrier has also implicated contact free delivery.

 

  

Plant care

Do you have any information on caring for my plant?

Yes we do! On each individual plant page we have a summary of how to look after each specific plant. We will tell you about watering, light and humidity. This will help to get you started.

We also have specific plant care documents on our website. CLICK HERE

  

Do you have any plants that will purify my home?

Absolutely, many houseplants not only look great but are also busy at work making the air in your home as clean as possible. Check out our ‘Air Purifying Machines’.

 

Can I put my plant in a room with no windows?

While some plants thrive in lower light conditions, all plants need some light to survive. Check out our top 5 best shade loving plants. (Snake plant, ZZ Plant, Palm, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily)

 

Do you have any plants for my office?

Yes, we’d love to brighten up your work space. Check out our office plants HERE.

  

I’m a complete plant beginner. Which plants are right for me?

We were all beginners once. We have so many low maintenance plants to choose from which are perfect for beginners. Check out our ‘Pretty hard to kill plants’ 

  

I think my plant is dying! Help!

We’re here to help. Send us an email ​hello@pointlessplants.com​ or WhatsApp us on 07308953372 and we can help assist you further.

The most common reason for dying plants is overwatering. If your plant is turning yellow, this is due to overwatering. Always feel the soil of your houseplant before you water to make sure it is dry.

 

Are your plants pet safe?

This does vary depending on the plant. We have an entire section on pet safe plants. We want to make sure the furry members of your family are safe. Find our range of pet safe houseplants HERE.

 

 

Orders

Can I cancel or edit my order?

Yes, for most orders we can edit or cancel them, provided your order has not already been dispatched from our warehouse. This could range from 1-6 days and will depend on stock availability.

Email us at hello@pointlessplants.comor WhatsApp us on07308953372​ ​and we will work out the best course of action for you and your new plants.

 

Is there a minimum spend?

No. You are free to order as much or as little as you like. 

 

I’m not happy with my plants. What are my next steps?

We’re sorry to hear this! Send us pictures of the problem on any form of social media, email (hello@pointlessplants.com) or WhatsApp (07308953372). We will base each case specifically on the individual situation.

We will try our best to rectify the problem and leave you with a solution you are happy with.

 

Does my plant arrive already potted?

All our plants arrive potted in a plastic nursery pot. Some of our plants arrive in decorative pots. This will be clearly stated on the plant’s specific page as to whether the decorative pot is included or not.

 

Do you offer a gift note option?

If you have any special requests, we’d love to hear from you. Our website does have a 'Add a gift note' section. Send us an email on hello@pointlessplants.comor message on our WhatsApp 07308953372​ if you need anymore help.

 

 

Delivery

Can I pick my delivery date?

At this time we do not have an option for picking an exact date. If you’re in need of your order to arrive on a particular date, please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comand we will do our best to get your plants to you as soon as we can.

  

How will my delivery be tracked?

Your order will be delivered to you through DHL shipping. You will receive a link from DHL shipping where you can rearrange delivery and pick a safe space. On the morning of delivery, you will receive a 1 hour delivery time slot. If you wish to receive notifications by text please enter your phone number at checkout.

 

How long will delivery take? 

On most orders we have next day delivery. If you live in Belfast or Scotland this could take up to 48 hours. Depending on stock availability please allow up to 7 days. Please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comif you have any further questions on when to expect your order.

 

What is the price for delivery?

Delivery is £3.95 for next day and £8.99 for Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Scottish Islands. This could vary due to dispatch time. 

 

How are you environmentally friendly?

We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All our packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled further. Please recycle our packaging if possible.

  

  

Returns

Do you accept returns?

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at hello@pointlessplants.com​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

 

What is your refund policy?

We will treat each situation individually and work out the best solution for you. Please contact us on WhatsApp 07308953372or email at hello@pointlessplants.com and we can assist further.