Hi all -
I recently got a gasteraloe plant (cross between gasteria and aloe) and I am worried I have over-watered it! The leaves are heavy and sagging and I would almost describe them as juicy. When I got the plant they appeared dry (brown around the edges) and very stiff. I repotted the plant because I bought it in a plastic pot, and I put it into a clay pot with cactus soil (miracle grow), and gave it what I consider a normal amount of water for aloe. I have another, older aloe plant that I have yet to kill!... but maybe the gasteraloe needs a lot less water?
I don't know if I can save this plant! from what I have read I think, if I have indeed over-watered it.. I may need to repot it again to avoid root rot (if it is not too late!)
In this image - the top left is the plant when I first got it after the first watering. The other two images are the plant today.
I also posted this cry for help on the household plants forum - but then came across this one, and after reading some of the other posts, decided I would potentially get more responses here...
I am starting to think that the way I have it planted might not be ideal, even though my older aloe plant has been doing just fine (layer of gravel on the bottom, and miracle grow cactus soil on top)... guessing I need to repot and mix in perlite and lose the gravel??