Aloe Vera Plants
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Separating aloe Vera pups to propagate

Zone Perth Australia | Eyeliner1 added on September 20, 2016 | Answered

My daughter has an enormous aloe vera in her garden. I want to cut off one of the pups to plant in my garden, even the pups are enormous. Can I just cut one off even if it hasn't a root? Or do I have to separate at the base?

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Alisma
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Answered on September 21, 2016

It is fine to remove an aloe pup that doesn't have roots. However, before putting them in their new location, you'll need to root them by placing them in a rooting medium, such as perlite, sand, vermiculite, or a mix of these. Then, once they grow roots, you can transplant them in the garden.

Here is more about soilless rooting media and about helping roots develop:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soilless-growing-mediums.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

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