Replanting an aloe plant

LYI2012September 19, 2012

Hello! I'm new here and have a question about my aloe plant.

I did a search and found this forum with some suggestions on how to replant an aloe. As you can see in the photo I've posted, it's tipping over like crazy! It just keeps growing up instead of out. And I'm STILL getting new leaves growing up in the centre. This thing is immortal.

I was hoping to cut off the stem so it sits in the same pot properly again. I could probably take off about 6" worth of the stem. I'd get a bigger pot but my apartment is small and there's no room for anything much bigger, and this pot fits perfectly on my window sill.

From what I read, it looks like I could cut it and leave about 2" of stem below the first set of green leaves. I'd scrape off the dried and dead flakey old leaf edges and then replant that. Will that work? I'd love some suggestions.

Thanks!

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cactusmcharris

LY,

I'd cut it with about 4" of stem - the rest of the information you're looking for is in the FAQ (linked). Let me know if there's something else you need.

Here is a link that might be useful: Aloe FAQ

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 5:42PM
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LYI2012

Thank you so much! That FAQ will really help.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 9:45AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Could it be a type of tree aloe. Or a tall clumper?? Do you know the variety?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 3:51PM
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cactusmcharris

Not a tree Aloe, Mara.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 5:14PM
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LYI2012

I've had this plant for about 10 years and have no idea what kind of aloe it is, just that it's an aloe.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 9:03AM
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lzrddr(91360)

looks like an indoor-grown, somewhat stretched, Aloe vera to me.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2012 at 1:16PM
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