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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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How to save a young Aloe Vera Plant out of it’s soil?

  • Posted on May 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

How to save a young Aloe Vera Plant out of it’s soil?
I was walking my dog around my apt complex when I noticed a bag lying on the ground with a very mature Aloe plant & a young one in a plastic bag, roots exposed & no dirt. I took the small one in hopes I could save it but I’m not sure how exactly. I don’t have any soil & can’t get any until the morning. What can I do in the meantime? & once I do have some, what do I do?

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Answer by Bobby
It will be alright for days. You want some sandy dirt. Cover past roots. Soak soil twice a month. More light the faster it will grow. Not too much light the first week while it roots.

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How can I save my aloe when her stem is almost a foot long and the heavy plant looks like it may snap off?

  • Posted on May 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

How can I save my aloe when her stem is almost a foot long and the heavy plant looks like it may snap off?
My aloe plant’s leaves are large and heavy, and are seriously weighing down the long stem. The plant is old but very healthy and produces plenty of pups. She “climbed out” of her pot last summer and i put her into the huge pot she is now outgrowing. What can i do?

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Answer by The Complete Idiot
i dunno, stake it up?

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How can I save my aloe plant?

  • Posted on May 3, 2012 at 6:05 am

How can I save my aloe plant?
I recently received an aloe plant from neighbor. All of the leaves are getting very soft and some are turning brown. Does anyone know what is causing this?

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Answer by Cat
Without more information about its care and environment, Overwatering would be my first guess.

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How to save an aloe plant after a hard freeze?

  • Posted on April 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

How to save an aloe plant after a hard freeze?
I left my aloe plants on my balcony pulled in close to the house and covered them with sheets and blankets. after the freeze they are starting to act limp and a couple of the limbs are turning brown. How can I keep these from dying?
I forgot to add that its been a couple days since the freeze and I have watered them once

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Answer by Stylehippo
that is very difficult to come back from once it has been frozen… i had this experience with my plant… i took the plant in and lost 5 branches… luckily one branch survived… i cut the other branches down and watered and fertilized the soil so the other one would be ok

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how to save an aloe plant which was root rot and the stems came off?

  • Posted on March 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

how to save an aloe plant which was root rot and the stems came off?
my aloe came off at the base, i noticed the end of the stems were soggy and brown, how can i savethis plant?

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Answer by dev
Put the stem into a pot of pure perlite, place it somewhere warm and bright (not baking hot sun) and do not water until the new leaves start growing again.

Then repot into a new soil mix after a month or so of new root growth. Whatever you use, add 50% perlite. Place the Aloe somewhere warm and sunny with fresh air. Outside is perfect for the summer.

Repot every 2 years with new soil and a larger pot. During the winter indoors, water the plant MUCH less often. Let the leaves stay soft. Plants are most susceptible to rot when they are dormant.

try it, it helps!!

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How do i save my aloe plant?

  • Posted on March 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

How do i save my aloe plant?
My aloe plant is dying it was in a pot too small for it. it started to die i now have it in a bigger pot will it be ok i hear there tough plants.

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Answer by scorpio6124
it will be fine it will come back ten fold

my advise
DONT PANIC!

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How do I save my aloe plant from nearly freezing to death?

  • Posted on February 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

How do I save my aloe plant from nearly freezing to death?
I accidentally left her outside most of this week, during below freezing temperatures. Now I brought her inside, placed her near the window, and I’m praying *sigh* Her symptoms are- a lot of her leaves are drooping and leaking aloe. A few of her leaves near the center/core are still upright and warm to the touch, but the ones that are drooping are dark down to a certain point and are cold to the touch. Please help me save my baby!

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Answer by Ersa
Put her under a heat lamp, a grow lamp, and keep her by a sunny window (where it won’t get cold). Give her a good drink of water (but don’t drown the plant, it was make for the desert after all) and give her a little fertilizer (the kind you can dissolve into the water). This will sound weird, but talk to your plant, play some happy music, etc. Plants react “emotionally” when another plant is killed or when the killer of the plant comes into the room. Thus I’m thinking happy vibes will help.
Your plant is in shock but with careful attention she’ll recover.

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