Posted by Newt on January 18, 2003 at 18:18:56:
In Reply to: aloe plant posted by zeenat on January 16, 2003 at 07:14:13:
: I got an aloe plant from a friend and it is really old. It had been uprooted. It is alive though and has new leaves. How do I care for it now? should I re-plant it and how?
The pot should be about one third the size of the plant for balance. If the aloe has been able to establish new roots since it fell over, I'm guessing that it has since it has new leaves, gently remove it from its pot and see if it is root bound. Try and keep the root system in tact unless the roots are circling badly. If they are, you can cut straight up and down in about 4 places with a sharp and clean knife so that new roots will come out into the new soil. The new pot should be about 2" or 3" larger than the old one.
Hope this helps,