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Q.Discourage Aloe Vera Pups

Zone DN4 8TP | Anonymous added on October 4, 2020 | Answered

I just read your article on encouraging Aloe vera pups, but how would I discourage it without killing the plant? I recently planted my main aloe in a much larger pot and within a couple of weeks there are 20 pups! I know I could just pick them out and not pot them but this seems like a waste so I end up giving away aloe vera for all occasions, so if I could slow it down a bit that would probably be better

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Answered on October 6, 2020

I couldn't find information on how to discourage pups, but this article on why an aloe isn't producing pups could help. You already moved the pot up a couple sizes, and that didn't work. Are you fertilizing? Try slowing down or eliminating fertilizer. Also, move the plant to a part sun location rather than full sun. Here is more:


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