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Help with growing an aloe plant from the seed; Can I use a heat lamp?

  • Posted on May 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Help with growing an aloe plant from the seed; Can I use a heat lamp?
I got one of those aloe kits where you grow the plant from the seed in a little rock planter with a sprouting dome. The instructions say to keep the planter in bright light. Well it’s gonna be really cloudy and rainy here for the next week or two, and I was wondering if a heat lamp would be okay to use or would it be too harsh on a growing aloe seed?

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Answer by normy in garden city
You don’t need to concern yourself with light until the seed sprouts and by then you should be okay. They don’t need that much light every single day. I keep mine in the window with a northern exposure so it never sees bright light and it’s doing fine.

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Do the flowers of the Aloe Vera plant yield seed that will grow new plants?

  • Posted on April 15, 2012 at 4:05 am

Do the flowers of the Aloe Vera plant yield seed that will grow new plants?
I know that aloe gets offshoots, but my hubby keeps bugging me about the flowers wanting me to gather the seeds. How long does it take for the plant to sprout offshoots…. I have had this plant about 5 years and have it planted in my garden. It’s big and beautiful and currently blooming.

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Answer by Echo’s Mom
I have several plants in my yard all came from one plant. Just leave the flower alone. when it dies the seeds fall and from that plant up will come another aloe plant. I never collect the seeds,I just wait to cut the shoots from the big plant and plant them in a pot or somewhere in the yard.You should have shoots off of that one plant. I have had my plant for about 5 years and I now have about 10 plants. I have planted five of these plants around my garden and from them I now have five more. So I have about 10 plants.I can’t explain why yours hasn’t produced. I just water as usual once a week for the garden and fertilize once a month. If you still do not have any shoots (they grow under the main plant) then wait for the flower to die-take the seed and plant in a pot with good fertile dirt and see if that will get you started.I also have them planted in full sunlight and partial sunlight.

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Can you ever plant an aloe vera from a seed or do you have to grow it by a grown one?

  • Posted on March 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Can you ever plant an aloe vera from a seed or do you have to grow it by a grown one?
I have a big aloe vera, but I want another one but most of the aloe vera that they sell in stores are small so I wanted to plant my own but im not sure if you can plant one by seed and if you can where can you buy the seeds?

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Answer by Mirage
Yes, you can, any plant can be grown from seed, with the exception of some primitive plants like ferns, moss, and hepaticae…

But it is much easier to propagate Aloe Vera through fragmentation than through seeds, so not many people sell them.

You could try using hormone rooting powder and grow a leaf sample…

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