A friend of mine gave me an aloe vera plant and it's very healthy and looks great. She has been keeping it in only a half cut jug filled with water, so it hasn't been planted in soil. In my research I've read that aloe vera doesn't really need to be watered very often and I don't want to kill it by overwatering it. It doesn't seem to be adversely reacting to being in water only, but there are a few browned wilted leaves.
Should I transfer it to a pot with dirt but make sure to keep the soil extremely saturated until it gets used to it? I live in Phoenix AZ by the way, if that makes any difference.