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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 ...
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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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What are these black round dry spots on my Aloe Vera leaves?

The leaves of my Aloe Vera are covered with black dry regions of round form. They are found on new and old leaves, at the middle and on the edges of the leaves. What could be the reason? How should I ...
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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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Aloe vera plant outgrowing its pot

I have an aloe vera plant in a ceramic pot. It is growing too big for it and I'm not sure what to do. What is the procedure for transplanting aloe vera into a larger pot? Also since it's so big, is ...
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What is this plant with long narrow triangle leaves and prickles?

What is the name of the following plant? Is it a kind of cactus?
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Black patches on aloe vera leaves

Please tell me if this Aloe Vera leaf is healthy. Most of the leaves are green but there are some leaves with these black patches. Is it safe to consume these leaves raw?
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My aloe plants turned grey when I took it outside

I brought my happy green aloe plants outside for sunshine and they all turned a sickly gray color. What happened and can I reverse it?
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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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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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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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Which Aloe Vera plant has the most healing property? [closed]

I look for the Aloe Vera plant(s) for exercise-induced (EI) hypersensitivity such as allergic rhinitis. Which Aloe Vera plants has the most healing property?
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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What is this succulent with spined leaves with a triangular cross-section?

A few weeks ago I got this plant from someone: Sadly it looks like it is dying. What kind of plant is this? I have been watering it twice a week, keeping the soil moist. What did I do wrong and how ...
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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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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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What is causing the collapsing branches on my Aloe barberae (Aloe bainesii)?

I have a young Aloe barberae (a type of giant tree aloe), about 3 meters tall, which has been in my front yard for three years. I'm in Los Angeles, which has a climate similar to the weather in the ...
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Is my aloe dead?

Top dressed my aloe a month ago and it seemed to be doing great. Watered it a few days ago and came home to it today looking deflated. Examined the leaves and they all fell off in my hand. One or two ...
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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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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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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 should I care for this Succulent?

I bought this plant over two weeks ago. What is its name? How should I take care of it?
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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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What is the proper soil type for Aloe?

I have a couple aloe plants that don't seem to be really growing much. I'm pretty sure it's because I never bothered to look up what soil they really need and have just been keeping them in potting ...
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Can I successfully cross-pollinate different species of Aloe?

Okay, I have the big guy from this question, and the little guy from this question. I believe, from their different growth habits, flowers, and mature sizes that these are different species. I have ...
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Should I use tap water for my Aloe and Lucky Bamboo?

I've had my Aloe for about 5 months now; it's doing a bit better than it was at the store (they had it in direct sunlight and it was getting damaged). I just got two stalks of Lucky Bamboo also and I ...
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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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How to fix an aloe plant broken off from its root? [duplicate]

My aloe plant broke off from its root in the pot. It looked healthy and I have it sitting in water at the moment. Will it get a new root started in the water, or it is best to try repotting?
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How to save my 1-meter-high Aloe Vera plant which broke off at the stem? [duplicate]

My aloe plant broke at the stem, all leaves and about 1 inch of stem remain. Can I re-plant the broken section and will it grow again from the broken 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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Will my Aloe vera plant survive after all of the leaves broke off? [duplicate]

I have made the same mistake as the person who asked the question Can I save my damaged Aloe vera plant?: my Aloe vera plant fell off of its stand and all of the leaves bent and broke off except for a ...
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Should I re-pot an Aloe vera when it is still blooming?

My Aloe vera flower is in full bloom, and some of its petals are starting to fall. It also has some sprouts. Should I wait until the flower has completely died down to re-pot the new sprout?
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Why are my aloe's leaves bent and drying up, and what can I do to help it grow?

My aloe plant is not growing right. I've had it for about a year and the leaves are bending and drying up. Please help me because I don't want it to die, they are very beautiful plants. Can I ...
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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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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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