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My Aloe Vera Plant is Drooping? How Do I take some weight off the main Stem?

  • Posted on December 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm

My Aloe Vera Plant is Drooping? How Do I take some weight off the main Stem?
I have an aloe Plant I bought at a garage sale. Well it doesnt stand very tall. But the main stem has about 6 stems growing off of it and the plant is very healthy like. So healthy in fact it leans to the right. I had to put a popsicle stick in it to keep ot from leaning. Any suggestion on how to keep it upright? Do I cut off some of the stems. Other than the droopingg problem the plant seems very heatlthy. I have cut off the damaged stems around the base. And theres 2 babys growing around the main plant. Please help me?

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Answer by still learning at 53
You can repot the entire thing into a larger diameter pot, or you can place another pot of dirt under each of the overhanging areas, letting them rest into the dirt, and then water them a bit at times. When the new pots have become established (roots are growing well into the dirt from the plants), simply separate the plants by cutting them between the pots. In this way you will not lose any of the babies or shoots. You also could leave them all together but growing in separate pots as that would look kind of cool and it would lend extra support (get coordinating pots for a decorator look). Your choice. Awesome that you got a healthy aloe – keep one in the kitchen in case of burns – break off a piece of stem and let the juice drip onto the burn – great healing powers, and works for sunburn too.

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