Posted by Newt on April 29, 2003 at 00:26:32:
In Reply to: ALOE VERA PROBLEMS posted by GAY HUMPHRIES on April 17, 2003 at 10:53:51:
: I have or had a large aloe vera that I must have over watered because the leaves started rotting at the stem and finally just fell over. The very top part of the plant looks healthy and I cut the main stem just above the rotting part and I want to know if I can transplant this top portion. Their were a few pups about 4 inches tall and I just left them as they were. Please tell me if I can successfully get the large top portion growing again and how? Thanks much, Gay
This advice may come too late, but you can let the cut portion callous over by just leaving it in a shady place for up to 4 days, sometimes even longer. Then just stick the stem in moist soil and water as you would normally. You might also be able to remove the pups and pot them up. If they seem happy where they are, you could leave them until they get larger.