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Can aloe be grown indoors, in an office with artificial light only?

I came across a very beautiful aloe in a shop a few days ago, which I would like to plant in my office next to my computer. However, there is no natural light (sunlight) and only fluorescent light, ...
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What conditions are necessary to make a potted aloe vera bloom?

I have a potted aloe vera that I keep indoors during the winter and outside the rest of the year. It has leaves one foot long and two inches wide at the base. I fertilize it with tea from my ...
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Can I save my damaged Aloe vera plant?

I had an Aloe plant that had grown to about 10" tall, in the shape of a miniature Christmas tree. It was potted in a small 8" pot with two other succulents. Last night our cats broke the plant from ...
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Can we take out the whole root of Aloe Vera and replant it during transplant?

I bought a Aloe Vera in a shop a year ago and I just use the pot that came with it, so obviously I don't know what is in the soil and their components. Yesterday I felt that I should transplant the ...
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Why are there kinks in my aloe vera leaves?

On several of my aloe vera plants, the leaves suddenly became kinked. The leaf would get very thin in a spot and bend over. It starts near the tip and is most noticeable on older leaves. What is ...
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How do you save an aloe plant whose stem is weak and appears to be rotting?

I have a large aloe plant that is probably 5 years old and has bloomed twice. Stem is very tall and leaves are approximately 2½ to 3ft (750 to 900mm) long and still very green except at the stem ...
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How long can aloe last without water?

I neglected an aloe plant for about a year without water but by the window. It was still alive! Quite curious about how hardy this plant is. How long can it really last without water?
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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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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 ...
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Why are my aloe leaves turning white and brown?

I have had this plant of aloe for years, and it has always given me great satisfaction. Easy to take care of, I had separated it into different pots but now decided to keep it all together into a ...
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How much watering does aloe require?

An aloe plant I have on my table now has leaves with yellowish ends and I'd like to somehow address it. I Googled for a while and found that in case of aloe this may be a sign of either underwatering ...
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Can an aloe plant that's completely rotten at the base be cured?

I had a potted aloe plant that looked like a set of leaves coming out of a single spot at ground level. One day it just fell apart - the leaves and the roots got completely rotten at ground level and ...
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How can I save these etiolated aloe crowns with under watered stems?

Two succulent Aloe vera shoots easily fell off a friend's aloe plant from readjusting a pot. This plant is potentially under watered and, from looking at the main plant or by just observing the two ...
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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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Can I save an Aloe barberae tree with a split in the trunk?

Today I purchased an Aloe barberae tree from the nursery. During the time it was delivered to my home it split itself on the trunk where it has two branches. The split is approximately 120 mm (just ...
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Pest, etiolation, soil or overwatering? Other causes of pale-brown tips in Aloe Vera

A friend has just given me an Aloe Vera with pale brown tips. Different sources have lead me to multiple non-conclusive possible causes; mainly: pests, etiolation, wrong type of soil or overwatering.....
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How should we treat cracks in the stem of Aloe Veras?

I received this damaged Aloe Vera about 5 days ago and I found help, here mainly, to determine the source of its problems. So everything was on track now, until I realized that it had soil in between ...
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Is the gel of all Aloe Vera plants suitable for consumption?

Youtube shows videos where the crystal gel of Aloe Vera plant is used for a smoothies. I am confused because some Aloe Vera plants are marketed as not for consumption and some are called medical aloes,...
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How should I cut an Aloe vera plant for extracting juice?

I am about to buy an Aloe vera plant for extracting its juice. I have heard that a leaf needs to be cut so that juice can be extracted from it. My questions are: How should I cut the leaf without ...
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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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How to straighten an Aloe vera plant?

I have a huge Aloe. I've had it for about 3 years and it was huge before I got it. It just blossomed for the first time. Actually I should say it has a first time bud. All I do is water it and leave ...
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Is this soil appropriate to plant this succulent baby?

I was browsing among the succulents section of this department store, and I found this offspring plant fallen apart on the floor! I took it to plant it since it was going to die there. The plants in ...
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Aloe plant is yellowing slightly at the tips

I have had this aloe plant for about a year and up until now it's been thriving. Now it's beginning to turn yellow at the tips, like so: I also think whatever's wrong with my aloe has already killed ...
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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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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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What species of Aloe is this?

Please help me to identify this Aloe species. Unfortunately I have dropped the container and that's why the plant lost a few leaves and therefore, its symmetry.
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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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How can I repair a damaged aloe vera that hasn't been watered for months?

One of my relatives gave me an aloe vera plant, but it was really damaged. I have cut the damaged parts (which were on the leaves), so I want to ask how to repair it to grow healthily once again. I ...
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Is this aloe vera root rot?

Can someone verify if this is root rot on my aloe vera? It was starting to wilt so I had to re-pot. There were more root "hairs" but they were slimy and black and most of them stayed with the old dirt....
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Which soil should be used with Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, Stockton variety?

The question Is this soil appropriate to plant this succulent baby? is relevant to some unknown Aloe but this question is specifically related Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, Stockton variety that has ...
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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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Do just-repotted plants really need to wait for days before watering them? Why?

I have read that for plants that have been just re-potted you have to wait some days. For the Aloe Vera in particular, I have seen some saying to wait for 2 days and others 2 weeks. I just repotted ...
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Aloe plant is browning and the leaves are thinning

I have recently received a small Aloe plant that I wasn't able to identify past the genus. It does not look healthy, some leaves have become brownish, and their ends thin, as if squeezed out. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Small aloe vera in small pot - will it get too big?

I bought a small aloe plant for my office and it came in a small pot (around 8cm). I've only seen the aloes that get quite large, but I would like to keep this guy small since it's just sitting on my ...
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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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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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How does one harvest aloe vera leaves?

I grow a few large Aloe vera plants which I'm interested in harvesting regularly during the summer months. What percentage of the foliage should be removed at each harvest for highest production? How ...
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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 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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How do I make my aloe plant beautiful again?

I have a large, beautiful aloe plant that has taken different types of abuse and the bottom, largest leaves are damaged in different ways. The top and new growth are beautiful. Is it possible to cut ...
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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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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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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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Aloe is drooping, is it ok?

My friend almost killed this aloe, it was just a dead stalk, and gave it to me to try to fix. I've got it to grow again: 2015-08: but now it's drooping over the edge of the pot: 2016-03: Is it: ...
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