Some have fancy watering pots, some suggest letting the water stand for over a day to reach room temperature before giving it to the plants....Who has time for that? So here is what I do for my African Violets:
1. Put just about anywhere that doesn't get direct sunlight. I put mine on a north facing window sill.
2. Keep in a small pot (free preferrable).
3. Water when the soil is dryer, can also feed tea at the end of the workday.
4. Repot plant when it is about to topple out of the pot by ripping the plant at the base, sticking it in fresh potting soil, and watering it in it's new home.
Aloe Vera plants are even easier: Place on a sunny windowsill, water when you remember (1-2 times a month) & repot when about to fall over.
I tried upping my planting skills by splitting my aloe plant by getting down to the root of the small shoots, cutting them and placing them in cactus soil potting mix. They look good right now....I hope they live.....Have a great Spring Weekend, everyone!