Aloe Broke at Stem--Replant?

tombrooklyn(z7 Brooklyn, NY)December 6, 2007

I have an aloe vera with leaves about 10" long which had grown a long stem and leaned over the edge of the pot. The stem seemed too thin for the size of the plant. I tried to stand it up (and was going to support it), but the stem broke.

Is there any way I can save this plant? Can I repot just the stem and leaves? Will it grow roots if I stick it in a jar of water?

Anything else?

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I have a similar question, Tony.

My sister just moved, and during the move
one of the tall aloes was damaged. However,
it didn't completely break or snap; it simply
won't support its own weight anymore.

I'm hoping the injured portion can be removed,
trimmed, and re-potted.

Josh

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 3:26PM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

Stick the broken portion into a container with dry perlite or gravel, and use a stake for support. Keep the plant out of direct sun, warm, but not hot. Dipping into rooting hormone won't hurt.

In time, new roots should sprout from a joint. Make sure there is at least one joint (where the leaf used to attach to the stem) buried, otherwise take off a leaf if necessary.

I've never tried this, but that's what I would do. Do not water until there is evidence of new leaves forming.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 9:55PM
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dufflebag2002(Calif. 91607)

Great advise, we have also cut off the head and laid it on top on the soil, don't try this if you are not experienced. It will not grow from a leaf. Follow the advise above, it's perfect. Norma

    Bookmark   December 6, 2007 at 10:41PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Excellent! I will do so!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2007 at 2:29AM
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tombrooklyn(z7 Brooklyn, NY)

Wilco. Will report.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2007 at 10:40PM
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