What's your question? Ask

Aloe Vera Plants

Q.Can I cut bottom leaves of aloe and plant deep.

Zone Toronto | Ssandra34 added on July 28, 2018 | Answered

I have an aloe house plant about 2 feet tall . many of the bottom leaves are broken. Can I cut off all the bottom leaves and bury the stem about 3 inches deeper in the soil to make it look more shapely.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 28, 2018

You can cut off the leaves, but I would not increase the soil level. There are new pups coming up. Eventually they will crowd the base, and you will not see the stem anymore. This is the natural way that it makes room for its babies.

Let it crowd. They prefer to be this way. You will start to notice that the more it crowds, the faster it will grow until you have to remove some of them and repot.

This collection of articles will give you general care of aloe: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Aloe Vera Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert