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Can I grow a whole plant out of one aloe vera leaf?

  • Posted on April 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Can I grow a whole plant out of one aloe vera leaf?
I saw large Aloe vera leaves at the grocery store the other day. They were single leaves, about 14 inches long, and were sold for about $ 1.50 each. I’ve been looking around for an aloe plant for a while now, so I was wondering if I could buy one of these single leaves, and pot it to grow a whole plant out of it? Would it work? Thanks in advance!

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Answer by Kaviani999
Probably not if they are from a grocery store. They have likely already been refrigerated, which basically destroys the hormones the plant uses to prompt root growth.

If you have a live plant, you can cut a leaf, let it “scab” over in 24-48hrs, then plant in moist soil scab-end down. It will work that way as long as you have warm humid conditions. It never hurts to ask a neighbor or friend for a cutting; I share stuff like that a lot.

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Can I grow a whole plant out of one aloe vera leaf?

  • Posted on January 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Can I grow a whole plant out of one aloe vera leaf?
I saw large Aloe vera leaves at the grocery store the other day. They were single leaves, about 14 inches long, and were sold for about $ 1.50 each. I’ve been looking around for an aloe plant for a while now, so I was wondering if I could buy one of these single leaves, and pot it to grow a whole plant out of it? Would it work? Thanks in advance!

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Answer by saugat
no idea.

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