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