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Q.Aloe Base Extremely Long.

Zone 27215 | Anonymous added on April 28, 2021 | Answered

We are planning to prune the roots and repot this aloe with some supports, but the base has gotten so long and the plant is too heavy. She’s a monster. Can we peel the leaves off of the base and let let the base heal/callous when we prune the roots? If we can bury more of the base of the plant in new soil I think we will have a better chance of straightening her out. I do not want to risk rotting out our Big Momma.

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Answered on April 29, 2021

I wouldn't bury more of the base. Here are some common reasons an aloe flops over. I wonder if it's not getting enough sun.


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