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Questions tagged [aloe]

Genus of flowering succulent plants

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What’s wrong with my aloe Vera

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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Aloe Vera - Few Tips are yellow and drooped

Recently i noticed that few tips of aloe vera are yellowish and drooped.
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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 ...
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Aloe cutting from hardwood

Seeking advice if Aloes will grow from "hardwood"? It's been 3 months since it was removed from the ground. If I pot it now, would it take root again?
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Can I put my Aloe vera plant in a room without a window?

I have just purchased a beautiful Aloe vera plant that I intended to place on a unit in the hallway of my flat. The hallway is a little corridor with no window. It has a ceiling light which I usually ...
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Are these plants Aloe or Gasteraloe?

I have received these plants from somebody who didn't know what their name was. Can you help with an ID?
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How can I help my weak Aloe vera?

What's wrong with my aloe? It isn't in direct sunlight and I water it once a week, checking if the soil is dry and crumbly.
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What is this succulent plant with pointed leaves that looks like a cross between agave and aloe?

I am looking to add this plant to my garden, but have no idea what it is called. When I searched "pointy plants" it shows up under succulents, agave & aloe.
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Is this an Aloe kilifiensis?

I was sent this plant labeled 'Aloe kilifiensis'. I looked up some pictures, and didn't seem to find anything even remotely similar. In my eyes it looks more like to Gasteraloe 'Green Gold'. Can ...
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What species of aloe is this young start?

Someone mailed me a small aloe start, with the label 'Aloe aculeata marlothii ssp. marlothii' (yeah, I have no idea what that was about). Here's a picture: Looking up plants this young online, there ...
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Is something wrong with my Aloe Vera?

I have an Aloe Vera, although I am thinking its not very healthy as its quite limp and thin. I am thinking I need to repot into something larger/deeper. I water it once or twice every week or 2 and ...
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Should I remove a damaged Aloe vera leaf?

My Aloe vera plant has a leaf where there is gaping hole in it as well as some brown spots. That leaf hasn't been growing. Should I cut that leaf off? Somewhat enhanced photo to better show brown ...
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Revive aloe plant

When the health of Aloe leaves closest to root deteriorates, like in this image, how does one revive it? I mean when the health of the leaf is not great. Image is not loadable.
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My Aloe Vera has one leaf that is flattening after I just repotted it, is it wilting?

I've been watering it around twice a week, and it has been getting a good deal of sun, save for some recent rainy days. Yet the largest leaf seems to be flattening out and another feels kinda soft, ...
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How to get my aloe to grow

I was given this aloe pup as a gift some years ago and never got around to replanting it from its tiny pot. Since then it has never quite grown. Its 3 leaves are still green but it has stayed a tiny ...
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Can I cut the top off a drooping aloe plant?

I inherited this horrible aloe plant from an old roommate. It was living in a tall, skinny Tupperware in a dark corner of the kitchen, where it got knocked over and stepped on more than once. From ...
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What's this black spot on my gasteraloe?

I have another question about this plant. I noticed a large black area at the base, surrounded by little black spots. When touching this area it seems normal, it's just turned black. So my guess is ...
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Can I save Aloe vera plants that were pulled out of the ground?

Our new place has lots of different species of cacti plus Aloe vera plants. This entire walkway is way overgrown with Aloe vera. My grandson thought he was helping me by pulling a whole bunch out. Can ...
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ID: aloe or agave?

I've been unable to figure out if the plants pictured are aloe or agave, or if they're the same species at all (the smaller one makes me think of aloe more). Could you help me identify these plants? ...
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What are the green stubs growing on my Aloe vera's root?

I noticed recently that there were two green little stubs growing on my Aloe vera root. I'm a little worried. What are they and is this normal? Tips were browning a little when I came back from a 3 ...
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Did my aloes sunburn?

Today has been the first sunny day in a long while, and some of my aloes sat in the sun of a south-facing windowsill for the first time. Two of them were in an office before, never getting direct ...
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What is this aloe-like plant?

After searching a little, I think it is a hybrid aloe x gasteria, aka gasteraloe, maybe gasteraloe superba. Here are the pictures: One of its babies, if this helps: And its flowers: What species ...
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Why is my aloe tipping over?

My aloe has tipped over and I'm not sure what to do with it. Should I leave it leaning? If not I could try to repot it but the middle stem is so bent that I'm not sure how to have it stand vertically. ...
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Can rice be used as a potting medium?

A friend took the attached picture a few months ago. It is an Aloe vera potted in rice, coffee and sugar. I would like to learn how to use rice (and coffee and sugar) to grow plants in. I wonder if ...