Hello, I was recently replanting small aloe plants when I guess I was a little too heavy-handed and snapped a plant from its root. I was taking it out of the dirt, heard a snap, and when I went to take the plant out of the dirt (and see what damage I caused) I saw that the root has separated from the rest of the plant! What can I do? Can I save the plant even though it has no roots now? P.S. I tried to take a picture of the root, but it's lost somewhere in the rest of the dirt. Thank you!
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There is a good chance that this will survive. You may plant it and treat it like you would a mature aloe. I have done this many times, and now have so many aloe plants that I give them away when I can! Not to mention that I have to "thin out the herd" very often. They do tend to like to crowd, and will do fine in this manner.
This is not big deal. You can get it to root rather easily, so this is nothing to worry about. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-plant-propagation.htm