How to Grow Aloe Plant Indoors 1. Find an area in your home that is sunny and also slightly naturally hot. Placing the plant on top of a radiator is not recommended since this kind of heat will gradually cook the roots rather than provide it with the air heat it needs to thrive. 2. Choose a flower pot with a drainage hole. Opting for a natural clay pot with a drainage hole is sure to get you the best results. The pot should be as big as the root ball of the aloe plant plus two inches all the way around. 3. Fill the pot with well draining soil. Cactus and succulent soil mixes are highly recommended. If you are a beginner with respect to keeping cactus and succulent plants indoors, this is a great way to start. 4. Spread out the roots and position the aloe plant in the middle of the flower pot. These plants enjoy having their roots close to the surface, so make sure you do not bury the plant too deep. Failure to heed this warning may result in causing the lower leaves to rot as they are consistently in contact with the soil. 5. Water very well for the first time until the water drains through the bottom of the flower pot. 6. Place the plant in the predetermined spot and do not water again for about two weeks. Allow the soil to completely dry out before watering again. 7. Fertilize the indoor aloe plant in the spring with a substance specifically designed for succulents. If you cannot find this at your local nursery, choose a fertilizer for blooming plants.