This past freeze I wasn’t home. My aloes froze. I read to cut them back in February. Today, I did, and I hope I didn’t hurt them. I have a bunch of them and a very large mama from which I got all of my pups. Did I do the right thing?
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Cutting back any soft or rotting parts of the aloe is a good idea, but don't cut back any green, firm parts, since those are the parts that will grow back. I am not sure of your location, but if the chance of frost is past for the winter, and you can see some still-healthy parts of the plants, then your plants should recover. If there may be additional frosts, you'll need to protect the plants by putting cloths or buckets over them.
With a soft stemmed plant such as Aloe, you were right to prune right away.
With time, I think they will recover.