Aloe Vera is a medicinal plant that also makes an attractive and easy to grow houseplant. Repotting into larger containers will stimulate the plant to grow large. Bright and indirect light is recommended. Keep the soil moist, but if you forget to water, it will generally do fine. The sap is gel-like and is a popular remedy for treating burns and cuts. It speeds healing for these types of injuries. It also produces smaller plants regularly which are easy to remove to make new plants. It is not recommended to take this plant outdoors because it attracts insects.