Have this magnificent Aloe plant that is huge and a friend doesn't know what to do. It's so wilted and there is dry dead leaves everywhere. I'd seems to big for the pot.. bulging out the top. What can I do. It hasn't been getting sunlight
I think a photo would be great, because it's hard to properly diagnose an issue without seeing the whole picture. I'll amend my answer if you post a photo that reveals more information about your plant.
However, from your description, it doesn't sound like it's in any of the right conditions. Wilting leaves indicates it's getting too much water (is it soft and mushy at the base?). If it's bulging out of the pot, it 100% needs to be repotted. Aloe is a succulent and requires a good amount of sun. So if it's not getting sun, yeah, it's going to die.
Here are some tips to try to bring it back to health:
- First, as long as there are no signs of root rot, repot the plan in a well draining pot with well draining sand cactus/succulent soil.
- Give it a little water to help settle the soil, but not much. The soil should be completely dry between watering. It is better to underwater than overwater.
- The aloe plant LOVES sunshine, and needs 6-8 hours of full sun. It can tolerate other conditions, but if you want it to be healthy, put it in a full sun window (south facing if you're in the norther hemisphere).
- The plant is tolerant of various types of weather, but should be kept inside during the colder months.
HERE is a great article on aloe care with more detail than I've provided.