Aloe Vera harvesting, why is my aloe green inside?
Hello I live in Arizona, I have a large natural cluster of aloe around my yard, they are not on a watering system. I have recently been watering them though. I recently went to harvest some from the large thicker green aloe and when I did it smelled pungent, was green inside (the gel), and did not breakdown well when scraped out, was very sticky not a healthy slimey clear texture. I’m wondering why it’s green inside and how to fix that so it’s usable. I have one potted aloe Vera on a watering system, it has the reddish coloring on the edges and the gel is clear and fine, but I don’t have much of it.
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I think it looks overly dry and very crowded and may need some rejuvenation.I would remove some of the aloe and continue with the regular watering that you have started.