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What type of Aloe is this ? Do the properties differ much?

lately I came across this Aloe that looked a bit like a different type, it has white marks and spiky sides generally looks like normal medical aloe properties but cannot really tell since i first time ...
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Help with etiolated aloe plant?

hoping for some help with an aloe plant that is hanging on for dear life. Previous owner didn’t get it enough sunlight, so it stretched out really tall. I’m just not sure the best way to revive this ...
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What are these round bead like structures from Aloe Vera plant?

I found these beads in the soil. I am intrigued to find out what these are.
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How high to the top of the pot should plant be?

I had asked the question Aloe vera plant has rot deep in the leaf, and is looking wilted I think when I re-potted it, I didn't put enough dirt in and the level of the plant may be too low. Would it ...
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Aloe vera plant has rot deep in the leaf, and is looking wilted

I've had this plant for several years. Last summer I replanted it. It seems to have significantly wilted over the past few months. The leaves used to reach for the sky. A healthy leaf had fallen out ...
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Aloe Vera leaf is broken

I have an Aloe Vera, which leaf became broken by this morning. I do not know why this happened, or even what I should do with that leaf. I admit that taking care of Aloe Vera is very hard (very ...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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Yellow substance dripping from aloe plant when cut

I have been noticing a yellow, foul smelling liquid dripping out of my aloe plant when it is cut to obtain the pulp to add to juices etc. Is this a disease or is this yellow substance normal.
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Healthy leaf fell off aloe vera plant. Looks like there may be some mold

I transplanted an aloe vera into a larger pot a couple months ago. I used cactus soil. Suddenly a leaf fell of it. The leaf had looked healthy and was green and plump. Upon looking closer I can see ...
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Should I remove Aloe Vera offshoots to enhance growth?

I have 3 Aloe Vera plants that used to be in the same pot. I let them remain in it for too long I presume, since all of them have thin (although full) leaves and long stems. Since they used to give ...
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How do I get rid of black spots on my aloe vera plant?

The Aloe Vera plant's leaves have developed few black spots. How do I get rid of these black spots? Is it caused by Fungi (Phytophthora, Alternaria alternata)? I also notice that the plant is weak and ...
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What is this growing in the soil of indoor plant?

What is the yellow thing protruding from the soil? Should I dig it out? Also there appears to be white mineral deposits at the top of the soil This is an indoor aloe vera plant in a pot.
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Aloe ID and why they look stunted?

My Aloes are growing well. Those two, however seem to prefer different conditions. I never figured-out if they do better with more shade (leaves become more succulent but much paler), or more water (...
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How to get get pups or divide this overgrown aloe vera plant?

I have a very large aloe vera plant. I cannot see any pups/babies. Is there a way I can divide it into more pots, either so the original isn't as big or just just to have more aloe vera plants? It's ...
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How to trim an Aloe that grew too tall

I have an Aloe that has thrived, and has grown to be too tall for its own body weight. How should I trim this lovely plant. Propped up
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Why are the leaves of my potted aloe vera plant turning yellow and getting tiny dark spots?

I have noticed that some of the tips are yellowing and curving downward. Also, these very same leaves are becoming flatter and have a lot of tiny dark spots. Is the issue over or underwatering? The ...
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Would an electric light help an Aloe vera plant?

I have an Aloe vera plant in a large pot. It was doing well but when I moved homes I can't keep it as much sun light. It's getting a bit droopy and has brown parts. I'm wondering if a lamp would help ...
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What variety is my Aloe?

I was given this small Aloe several years ago. It basically never really grew until a few months ago. I find that it needs A LOT of water (I always thought they don't need so much). I do not put it in ...
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Brown spots in succulent

I just noticed my cactus has these dark spots and it seems to have passed it on to one more of my plants. Does anybody know what is it and what I can do to save them?
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Correct way to propagate aloe from leaf

I have seen a lot of videos on how to propagate an aloe with leaf cuttings. They usually let the leaf stand for a few days, then stuck it into wet soil. It does not work for me - the leaf just starts ...
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What do I do my aloe plant has root rot

Hi I was wondering if someone could help me. I discovered root rot on my plant. I removed the rotten leafs. But I want to know if I can keep the roots.
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Problem with Climbing Aloe mid-stem drying up

I started this on my window sill 3 years ago. It was a lot bigger than current photo, had to cut off dying. The stems are drying up and dying. I did transplant and moved it from back yard (hotter) to ...
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What is this bean-shaped thing growing on my aloe?

I have a miniature aloe and while it's been normal for it to flower once or twice a year, this time something new appeared on the stalk: B is what grows normally, A is this weird bean-shaped thing ...
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My aloe vera is passed out, what can I do?

I bought this aloe vera last week. As one of the leaves was falling (photo 2), I thought that if I tied them together with a string for a few days, this would help her to create strength to hold the ...
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What is damaging my tree Aloe?

I've had a Aloe plant for many years, mostly indoors. I finally repotted it a couple of months ago and split most of the pups off. All of the plants seem to have some sort of disease since then, ...
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What’s wrong with my Aloe Vera?

I got this little aloe plant from a succulent subscription service and when it arrived a few of its leaves looked a little yellow... I thought maybe it had a rough transport and/or was overwatered, so ...
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Is this an insect (wasp/bee) bore in my soil?

everyday there’s a new bore in the soil of my potted aloe plant. Could you help identify what this is? There’s little mounds of soil that are balled up around the hole and I keep destroying them but ...
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Whats wrong with my Aloe Vera plant how do I fix it?

I'm super new to this planting thing and really dont want my aloe to die! I got my Aloe Vera about a week ago and put it in the pot watered it and put it in my window it's now starting to turn ...
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Tiger aloe, is developing brown spots and is browning

So i have had this tiger aloe for almost a year now. it always seemed fine. but recently it has developed dry spots, and the inside of the plant is browning (see picture). I water it once a month by ...
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Are these aloe vera seeds viable?

I have a single aloe vera plant outdoors. It started growing what appears to be flowers. The pods near the bottom become slightly drier and eventually fall to the ground. The pods never open up like ...
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Are these Aloe Vera's seeds?

I posted a question a few weeks ago asking if my aloe was going to bloom. Does Aloe Vera bloom? I have now flowers that look like they have seeds in them but I'm not sure about it. So I was wondering ...
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Aloe vera - How can I straighten/repot?

I've had my Aloe vera for over 10 years, and since I repotted it into a much bigger pot last summer it has grown uncontrollably. It's now way too tall and top-heavy and bends in several directions, ...
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(When) can potted cactus and aloe vera be put outside?

Hello Gardening stackexchange! We bought a few cacti and aloe vera last year, which live in pots. We took them inside the house at the start of the past autumn, when the temperatures were starting ...
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Why does my aloe have so much space between its leaves?

I received this aloe About a year ago. I recently moved it from the nursery pot to a slightly larger pot. While looking up the best way to do that I noticed mine seems to have more space between ...
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Does Aloe Vera bloom?

I noticed today a kind of an 'offspring' on my Aloe Vera plant. This big plant produces many offsprings all the time but they always come from the roots and look different from this one. This is the ...
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What is up with my plant?

I got this plant off my grandad last year and think it’s some kind of aloe Vera plant but I’m really not quite sure. Last week I noticed the bottom leaf becoming brown and crispy and the leaf above ...
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Identify, is it a xGasteraloe, a Haworthia, a Tulistia, or something else?

I nursed this unknown plant with no roots and black spot to a nicely growing plant with many offsets & flowers coming on. I will have a better idea once I get to see the flower. But, what do you ...
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The leaves of my aloe plant are growing stacked. Is that okay?

So I have had this aloe plant for three years and she has been doing fairly well, producing plenty of pups (the ones in the pot have grown since I separated 7 from her 4 months ago) but I have noticed ...
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How to control mildew/mold growing on soil-less growing medium for (aloe) seed germination?

Help, I wanted to check in on the aloes I planted earlier this week. Making sure there are no problem. What I find is mildew has started to grow in this new moist environment. my instinct is to ...
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Aloe barberae yellowing or dying?

I have a 4-5 ft tall Aloe barberae that I planted on a hill about 2.5 months ago that has started yellowing in the past month and is looking pretty bad. I water 3 times per week. It gets sun the ...
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Can I cut the top off my Lace Aloe plant?

It is having trouble supporting its own weight, and I am hoping that cutting off the top (where it starts to droop) would let it grow more full, rather than just tall. Would that work? Does it work ...
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How should I pot this aloe clipping?

I took a clipping from a friend's very healthy mature aloe and have allowed it to grow roots for two weeks in water. I have not grown aloe before but I'm assuming it's now ready to pot so wanted to ...
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Is it a weed or part of the aloe vera plant?

This was growing at the base of my aloe vera plant. I always remove weeds from the pot and I removed this as well thinking it's a weed. But it was so strong, it felt almost as if it was connected to ...
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Why are my aloe’s leaves flattening?

In the past few weeks some of my aloe’s leaves are becoming flat. What is wrong with it? Is there anything I can do? .
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Small aloe watering help

So I have a semi-small aloe and it was neglected for a while but I was able to bring it back. I'm going away for two weeks and want o know if my aloe stands a chance. ( if it helps at all its growing ...
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I really need some help to save my aloe

(Link to album showing the state it's in in more detail : imgur link) Hello there, My aloe isn't feeling so well. It stayed in a really small pot for too long and was slowly dying out, so I ...
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Can I save my aloe?

My entire aloe plant ripped off of the root system. Is there any way I can save it?
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Transplant aloe to several pots?

This is my aloe vera plant. It’s healthy but it long outgrew the 10” pot. Instead of moving it into a bigger pot, I would like to transplant it into 2 or 3 pots. How should I do this without hurting ...
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Dark green patches on aloe vera

I’ve had this aloe vera plant for about seven years. Three years ago it became too big to keep indoors so I moved it outside to a shady spot. But each winter, I bring it back inside. It’s warm again ...
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Aloe ferox or aloe broomii?

I have this plant for at least a dozen or so years, I do not remember the source. It survived all ;) Her spines are very hard and sharp, colored at the ends in brown/red. They are on the edges of the ...
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