Re: How Do I Transplant A Giant Aloe Plant

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Posted by Newt on November 27, 2002 at 12:08:24:

In Reply to: Re: How Do I Transplant A Giant Aloe Plant posted by TIM on November 27, 2002 at 10:33:07:

: : : How often do I need to water my aloe vera, and how warm do I need to keep it? I live in Michigan, so we have a long, cold winter ahead. Any other tips for taking good care of it? Thanks.

: :
: : Hi Aly,

: : Your aloe is a succulent and stores water in its leaves. Water when the top inch or so of the soil is dry. Allow the water to run through the pot and empty the saucer. Give it full sun in a south or west facing window and away from drafts.

: : Enjoy,
: : Newt

Hi Tim,

I don't see anything in the body of your post, but to answer your question: If it is rootbound and too large for one person to handle I would suggest you get someone to help. Wrap the plant with a towel, lay the plant and pot on its side and gently remove from the pot. If the pot is more than 6", repot in a pot that is 2" larger. To measure the size of your pot, measure from the top rim to the bottom of the pot. This will tell you the pot size.

Hope this helped,
Newt

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