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How can I save my aloe vera plant and her 2 babies?

  • Posted on December 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

How can I save my aloe vera plant and her 2 babies?
I have an old aloe vera plant and her 2 babies are in the same pot for years and are almost all out of soil i don’t know how they’re still alive. I dont know anything about gardening or plants but i think they need their own pots and new soil and water. Which kind of soil should i buy? How much soil and how do i transport them to a new pot without killing them? Thanks

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Answer by Lynn
The soil is called Cactus soil – it’s basically for any succulent. (And thank you for reminding me, I need more soil to transplant my Mama Aloe. lol)

You are free to release babies from mama as you’re transplanting. (I have seven babies now. I had more, but I’ve run out of people to give them away too. lol) There’s just one common root connecting them. Pull it in half, not a problem. As for how to transplant them? Have you ever transplanted any plant from the nursery? It’s sort of like that – you loosen the soil around the roots, and then gently pull at the base. Roots and what’s left of your soil, should come out at the same time. As for what to transplant them into? It really depends. Baby will want her own container, but she’s a baby, so doesn’t need a pot any bigger than your typical little pots. If Mama still fits in that container, then set Mama on some newspaper (probably sideways, unless there is so little soil, she stays up), then while she’s out, wash out her container well (warm soapy water with a little bleach and then rinse really really well to make sure no bleach is left behind), dry it out, let it sit to dry out thoroughly for about 15 minutes to half an hour, and then refill with that new soil, and put Mama back in her container. Water and put her back where she belongs with baby next to her.

That easy.

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Aloe Vera makin’ babies

  • Posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Almost marked my aloe off for dead, but it survived the cold winter and is makin’ babies 🙂

How do I remove aloe babies from main plant to a pot of their own?

  • Posted on September 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

How do I remove aloe babies from main plant to a pot of their own?
I have had this aloe for about 5yrs. and last year it produce about 5 babies off the main shoot. I don’t know anything about removing them from the main plant and don’t want to hurt them.. I would like to take at least 3 off and leave the other 2 if possible. How do I do this without killing my plant? Thanks everyone.

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Answer by Kenny
…with SCIENCE!

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Aloe Vera – planting the babies

  • Posted on May 10, 2012 at 8:28 pm

A couple of weeks ago I bought another Aloe Vera plant and it already had 6 babies! So I cut them and plant them their own pots.

What should I do with all these Aloe Veras and Aloe Vera babies?

  • Posted on April 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

What should I do with all these Aloe Veras and Aloe Vera babies?
I have lots of Aloe Vera that keep producing offsprings, I then repot the offsprings… and have quite a collection now. Any suggestions what I should do with them? I will still keep some. A few ideas in mind are: give them to friends or sell them. I’d be interested to hear from you what you think I should do with them.
Thanks for the advise so far. I do know the medicinal and beauty values of Aloe Vera, that’s why I grew them in the first place.

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Answer by sunshineshoes
Give them to friends and family and/or sell them – but another great way to get rid of them…. FREECYCLE.

Go to and do a search for freecycle and whatever town, or area you live in, and then join the freecycle groups in your area. You can then post that you have these available, and you’d like to give them away free to anyone who will come pick them up. You can give away all to one person, or to different people. The point is to keep things out of the trash, but also that one persons trash, is another persons treasure.

Have fun!

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My Aloe Plant had babies! Separating Japanese Aloe Vera

  • Posted on September 25, 2009 at 6:20 pm

John from shares with you how he separates his Japanese Aloe once they hae “pups” or babies.. He prefers Japanese Aloe because the skin is not bitter like normal Aloes.