Help - Aloe plant topples

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Posted by Marie on September 30, 2002 at 13:57:04:

Question on Aloe Vera Plant - I have a five year old indoor Aloe plant which is now in a 16 inch pot - both deep and across - After thoroughly watering this plant and giving it food (cactus food) last week - it has become top heavy and has fallen over. I have picked up the plant and braced it with wooden sticks to hold it up - although the top of the plant is still pulling over sideways. I took it out of the pot to see if it needed repotting (it is in cactus soil mix) - but I don't believe so - This plant is two feet high and just as wide. Should I plant it deeper? Should I clean off the roots? Should I just let it dry out??? Is there any pruning that should be done? such as taking off the bottom leaves and placing it further into the soil? There are no babies as I have many more pots from taking the babies off. I would hate to let this plant die. Will it ever pick itself up?? I have not watered it for three weeks now hoping it will pick up... Thanking you in advance.....

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