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Why does my aloe plant smell like turkey when i break open a leaf?

  • Posted on February 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Why does my aloe plant smell like turkey when i break open a leaf?
When I put the gel from the aloe plant on my hands it smelled like thanksgiving all over again. Is this common?

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Answer by travis
I have several aloe and use them often, I have never smelt turkey, sorry to say. I think you plant might be sick, I would plan on either repotting it and probably water less. Also, if you have had it for more that 6 months without fertilizing than it would be a good idea. if it is kept in an over wet environment (aloe is a succulent, needs very little water) than the roots will die and it will become stagnant. and if you have it in a big pot than you need to allow the roots to grow enough so that they can use up the water at the bottom of the pot, or els it will grow stagnant, and produce bad bacteria that feed on the roots and the good microbes that are helping your plant thrive. if this does not help it, than check walmart or something like it, they usually have aloe somewhere there.

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