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How to Preserve Natural Aloe Vera Homemade Shampoo (for Hair Growth & Treating Hair Loss) Pt 2 / 3

  • Posted on July 7, 2013 at 6:53 pm

This NaturopathicControl video about Preserving Natural Homemade Aloe Vera Shampoo is a Q&A about 3 Preservation options. It is the second part to the instru…

Aloe Vera for Shiny Healthy Beautiful Hair – Stop Hair Loss Promote Hair Growth

  • Posted on November 14, 2012 at 12:55 am

Tips using natural Aloe Vera for healthy hair, haircare routine. This is my way of using natural aloe vera to promote healthy shiny hair, stop hair loss and promote hair growth. There are many products on the market designed to help hair become healthy and shiny; but I’ve found a simple,…

Can an Aloe Vera plant have new growth and root rot at the same time?

  • Posted on March 10, 2012 at 7:06 am

Can an Aloe Vera plant have new growth and root rot at the same time?
Everyone tells me my Aloe plant has root rot, but it also has new growth. Is it possible for an Aloe Vera plant to have root rot and new growth at the same time?

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Answer by Marilyn
Yes. The aloe vera leaf is capable of developing roots when separated from the main plant. This is how many new plants are started. I would separate the healthy tissue from the unhealthy tissue and put it in a new pot with fresh potting soil. Then throw away the soil and unhealthy plant parts and sterilize the pot before reuse. If you want to encourage root formation on leaves without roots dip the cut ends in “rooting powder” available at any garden center like Lowe’s, Home Depot, or Fred Meyer.

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Is it possible to stunt the growth of my aloe vera plant?

  • Posted on March 3, 2012 at 12:36 am

Is it possible to stunt the growth of my aloe vera plant?
I posted this question a few days ago, and I only got two answers–both of which I was sure I didn’t want to agree with.

I have a large (leaf span 5 feet, height 3.5 feet) aloe plant that keeps getting bigger! I like it big, but I have to keep buying pots to support it (it leans now) and I can’t lift it anymore!

It’s already in the coldest room in the house. I live in New England, so outside planting isn’t an option. It produces 3-5 pups per month. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to stunt it’s growth?

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Answer by Chris C
Hello ohmygoodnessgirl9 –

Well, this is an interesting question. First, I sure would love to see a picture of such a large aloe vera in a container! Here are my thoughts:

– If the aloe gets excessive shade (not enough light) the plant leaf surface would be larger and the plant would be difficult to support (part of the reason I feel this may be the case is because you mention the plant is leaning now). This would also be true if the aloe received too much water – or, even perhaps a combination of both of these factors.

– Depending on the arrangement of the divisions (pups, etc) of the plant – if you wanted it to be totally under control, I would cut the entire thing to (more-or-less) the surface and allow it to grow back. Or, replace the larger plant with some of the smaller plants which you have created from the divisions.

But, to ‘stunt’ it – as in a horticultural sense, where you are applying chemicals, hormones etc to the plant – I dont know of any such mechanism. I believe you can manage the plant from being out of control through light/water (as mentioned above); and, also by continually dividing it (giving the divisions away to freinds, etc) and trying to manage the plant in that manner.

Good luck.

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