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Is Aloe 'Firebird' sterile?

I cross many of my hybrid & species aloes with other hybrid &/or species aloes. I have never been able to use Aloe 'Firebird' successfully as the male or the female. It has never pollinated ...
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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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Is it possible to save this aloe?

My friend moved into a new house where the previous owners had left this aloe. She didn’t want it, so it was given to me, but I don’t know how to save it. Because of the droopy leaves (and somewhat ...
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My aloe Vera plant is getting flat leaves

I’m not going to lie I haven’t been taking the best care of it in the last year. The leaves however are getting really flat, not just lying flat (which I read is from lack of sun) but the leaves ...
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.
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Is my aloe Vera dying

[ The leaves have lots of indents, there are marks on the leaves and some of the leaf tips are turning brown
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Brown bits/discoloration on Aloe Vera plant

My Aloe Vera plant has some brown discoloration l, I've just re potted in a bigger pot. Is there anything else I can do to make it better? Some of the ends look a bit skinny and dry too!
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This beautiful Aloe is dying! Please help?

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 ...
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Is it normal that one of my Aloe veras isn’t as thick as the other one?

As you can see in the first picture my Aloe vera is thinner than the one in the second picture and I was just wondering if this is normal (maybe because it’s a younger plant). I wasn’t really sure and ...
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Is aloe supposed to grow like this?

I just propped it up but it is really top heavy and some of the leaves are pretty droopy. The outside leaves seem to just stack on top of eachother and never spread out and around. Should I cut the ...
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Why is my Aloe losing leaves?

I’ve had this plant since August and recently it has lost a couple of leaves, I was wondering if anyone could identify a cause. Thanks
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What kind of soil does aloe vera prefers?

(I'm new to planting) Can I use native soil from a nearby grass field? Should I also add some plotting mix?
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Should I replant or leave bent leaves on my aloe plant?

I tied a string to try and help the leaves gain strength again, all but one leaf are up on their own.
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Small, spikey plant, maybe in the aloe family?

I do not know what this plant is - does anyone have any guesses? :)
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Drooping Aloe? Is my Aloe healthy?

A friend just gave me this aloe. It has grown a lot since she had it and has two pups now. however, I'm noticing aloe online looks like it grows up whereas the large leaves at the base of my aloe are ...
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What can i do with this Aloe Arborescens?

i have this plant but it's terribly heavy and unbalanced. I don't know much about aloe but i don't think it should look like this, especially because without a stick the plant just falls over. So my ...
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Aloe plant needs rescuing [duplicate]

I just had my kitchen repainted and while moving my adopted aloe plant back to its sunny south facing spot on the kitchen window sill his long stem broke. Well it really just creaked, not actual ...
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Browning aloe leaves - what do I do?

My aloe plant is currently browning a little. I reported it about six weeks ago into a cactus and succulent mix. I separated some of the aloe pups to grow, they’re currently doing something similar to ...
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What's going on with my Aloe plant?

I got it from Costco about half a year ago and it hasn't had many problems in the time that I've had it- in fact, it has flowered about 5 or 6 times since I bought it. I had to leave it at my old ...
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What’s wrong with my wilting aloe Vera?

I’ve been trying not too water it too often or too little but it’s just looking sad. What do you think could be the cause of this and can it be saved?
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Can i save a rotten aloe vera plant

My aloe vera plant got rotten from the inside after potting it in a soil very rich in vitamins. Can I save the plant and the babes ?
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What is the difference between the two types of red Aloe Vera?

What is the difference between these two red aloe veras? And what’s unique about them?
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Aloe leaves turned gelatinous

I have a small aloe plant that someone gave me a while back and it's been doing well. They took some of their cuttings and planted them in a small pot. The longest leaf is probably the length of my ...
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Aloe leaf has discoloration

I am new to caring for Aloe. I have a plant with a leaf that has brown discoloration. The leaf has started to curl around the spot, almost like it is damaged. Does anyone know what the likely cause ...
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what's wrong with my fish hook plant?

I'm new to plants and am having a tough time. My aloe plants (creasing, not growing or spreading out) + fish hook plants (wrinkly and soft leaves) seem to be dying. What should I do to save them + ...
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What is happening to my Agave?

2 months ago, it lost 3 leafs and some colors in the span of a week. I bath it and it was alive again. The base of the leafs is still orange/brown and with a little gap from the base. But this ...
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What’s wrong with my Aloe Vera plant?

I have absolutely no idea what’s wrong with my aloe. It started getting these patches of light brown spots a few weeks ago and appears to have spread. Any advice on what it is/how to treat it?
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Can I save this stem or must I cut it out?

One of my stepdaughters decided to use their nails to damage my plant. Can I save it or do I have to cut this out?
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What is causing black leaves on my Aloe Vera plant?

This was a perfect plant. This started happening a week ago. All the leaves have gone from bright green to black. Some of the leaves are mushy. I water this plant once a month.
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Why are the leaves on my Aloe Vera flattening?

I recently potted my aloe Vera plant near a south west facing window. I watered once last week and I noticed that the aloe Vera leaves started to flatten. What should I do?
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Is this a aloe vera plant?

So I had this plant for around 1 year and lastly I was wondering if this is a Aloe vera plant? Kind of looks like it but I'm still unsure. If it's not that what is it?
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Stalk on healthy aloe plant getting too long

I have a healthy aloe plant whose stalk is getting so long that it’s beginning to bend over. What’s the best solution here? To repot in a larger pot so I can plant it lower? Or should I just stake it? ...
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Can I leave an Aloe plant unattended for 2 months?

I leave my apartment for 2 months and I'd like to know if you have any advice to keep my Aloe alive all this time? I live near the Mediterranean and my balcony is exposed to the sun from 1:30 pm to ...
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How can i recover an Aloe plant with root rot?

I’ve had an aloe plant for 11 years. It’s always been healthy and a lot of new plants sprouted from the original. So, 2 1/2 weeks ago, I decided to repot them as they were all getting too big to share ...
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Does my Aloe vera plant need a new pot?

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. I bought this Aloe Vera plant a few weeks ago and it has been growing new leaves ever since. So I'm wondering if I should repot it into a bigger ...
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Aloe Vera And Thin Chalk Stick issues

I’ve had Milo (aloe) and chalk sticks for about the same time, which is about a year. Milo’s leaves are worrying me because they aren’t necessarily browning, but they are not what regular aloe look ...
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Is this plant Aloe vera?

A friend of mine received this plant 4-5 years ago from someone who didn't know the name of the species. This friend wants to collect gel from Aloe vera, but so far only a few teaspoons were provided ...
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Aloe Vera Plant drooping

My Aloe Vera Plant isn't doing to well. I bought it approximately a month and a half ago in a very nice state. Moved it directly to a new pot(unfortunately at the time without a drainage hole) with ...