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Q.Transitioning Aloe plant from indoors to out and vice versa

Zone 43201 | Anonymous added on April 2, 2020 | Answered

I was given a nice sized aloe plant in appropriately sized pot last year. It thrived on my mental Ohio (zone 5?), north facing deck from late spring to early fall but when frost threatened I took it inside and put it in front of the patio door facing the deck (i.e. same light) it soon died. Do you think I shocked it somehow? I want to get another one this year (it’s amazing how well it works as a topical solution for skin problems like rash and sunburn) but I don’t want to kill it come November. How can I take it inside safely? Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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Answered on April 2, 2020

Yes, moving these from one environment to another will definitely shock it. Usually it will come back after it has lost all of the dying leaves, though. Try using a horticultural growlight for winter time. 50 to 100 watts will keep it alive and healthy.

These articles will give you more information on caring for these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/aloe-vera/aloe-vera-plant-care.htm



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