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transporting aloe vera babies

Posted by coyote2 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 28, 13 at 17:21

After I separate some aloe vera babies from their parent, I need to transport them before re-potting a few hours later.

How should I transport them? In a closed plastic bag in a cooler? I'm guessing no moist paper towel on roots.

Temp will be about 90F where they are now, and will be 75F here near the coast where I'll re-pot them.

I'm a gardening noob, so I dont' have 'common sense' to rely on; hence this humble request. Thank you very much in advance!


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RE: transporting aloe vera babies

Put them in a paper bag (or a Hermes one) - they'll be OK. They're fine if left fairly cool and dry in just about anything for months, so a few hours won't matter at all.


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RE: transporting aloe vera babies

Yeah I found a bunch of aloe vera pups that I had in a paper bag/ news papers in the back of my garage. They were sitting in there forming roots for about 2 months.


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RE: transporting aloe vera babies

Yeah I found a bunch of aloe vera pups that I had in a paper bag/ news papers in the back of my garage. They were sitting in there forming roots for about 2 months.


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RE: transporting aloe vera babies

Thank goodness, because it's already been a week and I haven't had a chance to re-pot them yet! (They still look great.)


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RE: transporting aloe vera babies

This thread made me laugh. Transporting kidnapped babies in paper bags. I need to bag my mind and leave it in the back of a garage to grow roots. Oh, I don't have a garage.

On this topic, this is one way that is very hard to kill aloes. Putting them in soil and watering them too much is a much easier way of killing them. So don't coddle them too much. ABUSE them and they will love you back. I need to return to my dark bag. BY.


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"Putting them in soil and watering them too much is a much easier way of killing them."

This is so true! It has been difficult for me to resist overwatering since they want so little and I love them so much!


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