Aloe Vera Whole Leaf Extract in Horticulture

Aloe Vera Whole Leaf Powder contains various compounds that contribute to its benefits for plant growth and physiology. Here are some specific compounds found in Aloe vera as well as their effects on plants: 

  • Polysaccharides: Aloe vera contains a variety of polysaccharides, including acemannan. These compounds have been shown to stimulate plant immune responses and enhance resistance to diseases. They can also improve root growth and nutrient uptake. 
  • Enzymes: Aloe vera contains several enzymes like amylase, lipase, and cellulase. These enzymes can break down complex organic matter in the soil, making nutrients more accessible to plants. They also aid in the decomposition of dead plant material, contributing to improved soil health. 
  • Gibberellins: Gibberellins are a group of plant hormones that play a role in promoting stem and leaf growth, seed germination, and flowering. Aloe vera contains gibberellins, which can have a positive impact on plant growth and development. 
  • Auxins: Auxins are another group of plant hormones involved in cell elongation and root development. Aloe vera contains natural auxins that can stimulate root growth, making it useful for propagating and transplanting plants. 
  • Salicylic Acid: Aloe vera contains salicylic acid, which is known for its role in activating a plant's defence mechanisms against various stressors, including pests and diseases. 
  • Saponins: Saponins found in Aloe vera can act as natural surfactants, improving the wetting and penetration of water and nutrients in the soil. This can enhance the efficiency of nutrient absorption by plant roots. 
  • Antioxidants: Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, which can help protect plants from oxidative stress caused by environmental factors like UV radiation and air pollution. 
  • Amino Acids: Aloe vera contains various amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. These amino acids can be directly absorbed by plants and play a crucial role in their growth and development. 
  • Antifungal Compounds: Aloe vera has natural antifungal compounds that can help protect plants from fungal diseases, particularly when applied as a foliar spray. 
  • Mucopolysaccharides: These compounds contribute to soil structure and water retention, promoting moisture availability to plant roots and reducing the risk of drought stress. 

Here at Northern Organics, we have sourced an Australian grown certified organic Horticultural Aloe Vera Powder, which is sun dried and processed using a unique low temperature milling process, preserving the powerful plant growth promoting compounds.

When using Aloe Vera whole leaf powder be sure to follow the recommended application rates and guidelines to maximise its benefits for your plants. If you're looking to enhance your gardening experience, give it a try in your garden and observe the positive impact of Aloe Vera whole leaf powder on your plants' growth and health. Your garden will thank you!