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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2005 1:53 pm 
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My aloe vera plant seems to be dying a little everyday. The tips down to the middle of the leaves are drying out. The pot I have has 1 medium size plant with 3 or 4 smaller plants around it. I leave it outside on the patio and it gets afternoon sun from about 1pm to 6pm. I water occationally but not to much. What do I need to do to get this aloe vera back to health?


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What size pot & how much of pot is plant taking? Is this plant in original pot or did you transplant it? If you planted it, what kind of soil did you use & what do you mean by watering it occasionally? Let me know & I think I can help you.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 8:26 am 
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The plant was given to me from my mother-in-law. Not sure how she started it but it is in a 10 inch plastic pot. When I stick my finger into the soil it seems very loose. I think it was started from other aloe vera plants so it has to be transplanted. One of the plants take up one side of the pot, while the other smaller plants take up the rest of the pot. You can not see the top of the soil with all the smaller plants planted so close together. I water it about 1 to 2 times a week. And not a full soaking. Although, with the rain we have had the past couple of days it has gotten soaked. Hope this is enough information to help. Thanks. . .


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 Post subject: aloe vera
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2005 1:34 pm 
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My experience with my aloe is that it doesn't like full sun all at once. It prevers some shade (I put mine behind a piece of lattice at first) this time of year, and as it gets accustomed to the sun, I move the lattice aside. By summer, it is aclimated and ready for all but the hot west sun, but it does need water. I water mine (a big one with several smaller offshoots) about once every two weeks. Too much water will rot the roots quickly.


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Patti is right about the Aloe not liking full sun if it is not used to it. Aloe will grow in partial shade to full sun although it doesn't really like our full west sun in the afternoon. I would transplant the Aloe into a clay pot that is about twice as wide as the plant. If plant is root bound, break up or cut the outside circling roots. Use deep pots. Remove all the smaller plants carefully to preserve their roots & plant them into their own pots. These plants are very easy to propagate & soon you will probably have too many. Use a soil mix (make your own) containing about 3 parts lava sand, 2 parts manure compost &/or other compost, 2 parts decomposed granite sand & 2 parts coconut coir. About any soil mix will work if you don't want to mess with making your own. Avoid any mix containing peat! Let plants dry out throughly between waterings. They can handle dry conditions for quite awhile after they are established. When you water, do a full soaking. Using a diluted (1/2 strength) of Garrett Juice type mix or seaweed seems to work well about every two or three waterings. Do not over water or you will rot roots!

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