Top Questions About Aloe Vera Plants

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Questions About Aloe Vera Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
December 4, 2010

Q. How Much Water (in Liters) Does Aloe Vera Need?

Could you tell me how much water (in liters) does an aloe vera plant need? I am developing a project for rainwater collection systems for an aloe vera field, so i am wondering if it can support the aloe demands.

Answered by
roseman on
December 5, 2010
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The aloe vera are very drought tolerant so they do well on not much water. They do not tolerate frosts and also alot of water will kill them quickly. When grown in a container I let the plants get dry and test the soils with a moisture meter. When I do water them I drench the soils and let the water drain well out the bottom of the containers being sure not to let any water stand in the saucer at the bottom. I would think that your rainwater collection system would easily support your field due to their limited need for water. You will likely need to experiment a bit at first but in this case I would start with a light amount of watering and increase the water allowance in very very small quantities. Hope this helps you.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 28, 2011

Q. Aloe Plant

I have a large healthy Aloe plant. It is, however, completely bending over as an upside ‘u’. I have tried putting wood to hold it straight, but that hasn’t worked. I am afraid that it will break at the root and die. Do you have any suggestions?

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chill01xx on
April 5, 2011
Asked by
Anonymous on
April 8, 2011

Q. Aloe

Will aloe grow in the northeastern part of South Carolina?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 9, 2011
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Aloe vera is hardy to 20 degrees F. If it gets colder than that where you live, it will need to be brought in during the winter.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 12, 2011

Q. Aloe Propagation

How do I propagate aloe leaves?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 12, 2011
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Answered by
happyhenline on
June 12, 2011
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Aloe generally spreads rather quickly when taken well care of. Separate a small leaf or two with its roots and plant in soil., water. Does really well in bathroom or kitchen window. Good luck

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Asked by
rubyred05 on
June 14, 2011

Q. Why Are the Tips of My Large Aloe Vera Going Red and Wrinkly?

This started to happen when I put it outside for the summer last year.

Answered by
Heather on
June 18, 2011
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This could indicate that it is having some watering issues. Being outside, it may be getting more water from rain than it is used to when it was indoors. You may want to find a more rain sheltered location for it.

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Asked by
newbie on
June 25, 2011

Q. trimming a cold-damaged aloe

My 12-inch potted aloe stayed on patio too long last fall, tips of leaves froze some. They’ve dried/healed now, but look bad. Can I trim off the dried tips safely? Should I cut back to live plant or just shorten the dead part?

Answered by
Heather on
June 30, 2011
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Just trim away the dead areas. Cutting into the live parts of the leaves will only open up the plant to the possibility of disease.

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Asked by
maleah on
July 27, 2011

Q. Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Need to know about light, water, heat, and care.

Answered by
Susan75023 on
July 28, 2011
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