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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    May 20, 2016
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    Leaves that are brown, limp or mushy are overwatered.
    Water you plant sparingly.
    Allow the soil to dry. Your plant may not recover from root rot.
    Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 26, 2016
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    Though the pot you have is lovely, I would suggest potting the mother plant deeper in a pot.
    You also could choose to go ahead and make new plants by propagating.

    Here are a few links with more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/dividing-aloe-plants.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-plant-propagation.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    July 29, 2016
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    Many commercial potting mixes contain a slow release fertilizer that is often in a small green pellet form.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/preventing-mold-in-the-soil-of-a-houseplant.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    August 8, 2016
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    Difficult to see the cuts or slices you refer to in this image.
    I don't think your plant has any issues other then the fact that it has been colored. This could cause the plant leaves to not be able to breath and the leaves are splitting open because of this.
    I've seen some plant displays at stores that are doing this to attract customers, is my assumption.

    Here is a link with growing information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    kh0001 on
    September 1, 2016
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    I have the same issue with some of my Aloe Vera plants, although most Aloe plants really don't have a very extensive root system at all. I've found the easiest way to keep both me and the plant happy is to set the root far enough down into the soil so that the very bottom leaves of the plant are actually resting on the soil. Angle it, if needed, so that the plant itself is straight upright. You can always add support for the plant by placing small tree branches or a miniature trellis on the side that it wants to fall toward, to help it stand up straight.

    Be sure to plant your Aloe Vera in proper soil -- see this article for additional information:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    Alisma on
    September 21, 2016
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    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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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    October 28, 2016
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    As long as the pups have one good leaf they should transplant just fine.
    Make sure you move the new plants to new pots with good quality gritty potting mix.
    The link below will help you.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/dividing-aloe-plants.htm

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