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Q.Propagating Nearly Full-Grown Aloe Vera Pups

Anonymous added on April 5, 2014 | Answered

Regarding this article:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-plant-propagation.htm

What about pups that have grown to about half the size of the mother plant? Can they also be cut off and replanted? I picked up this plant about a year ago, off the street. Someone was renovating their house and was getting rid of their plants. I’m not very big on plants, but it looked nice, so I just left it in my east-facing window that gets a good amount of sun every morning, and gave it some water and fertilizer, occasionally. It’s immediately began growing like crazy, and now about four times its original size. I replanted it twice, in successively bigger pots.

It now has two pups growing, one has grown half the size of the mother plant, the 2nd pup poked through a few months ago, and it’s just growing its fourth leaf, so it’s probably too young, but what about the first pup? The mother plant also has something that looks like a flower, that hasn’t opened yet, on top of a 21-inch stalk that grew out of the mother plant’s trunk in the last month.

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Answered on November 30, -0001

Pup removal and replanting would be the same - simply remove the pups and transfer to another pot. That said, you may want to hold off until after the blooming has stopped. Otherwise, this could have an adverse effect on the flowering.

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