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Replanting an aloe plant

Posted by LYI2012 none (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 19, 12 at 16:23

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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RE: Replanting an aloe plant

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


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RE: Replanting an aloe plant

Thank you so much! That FAQ will really help.


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RE: Replanting an aloe plant

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


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RE: Replanting an aloe plant

Not a tree Aloe, Mara.


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RE: Replanting an aloe plant

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.


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RE: Replanting an aloe plant

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


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