Re: Cuttings from an aloe vera?

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Posted by Newt on May 09, 2003 at 12:23:02:

In Reply to: Cuttings from an aloe vera? posted by Paula Mintun on May 04, 2003 at 15:51:35:

: My mother in-law(I love my mother inlaw) has given me cuttings from her aloe vera plant several times. I cant get them to root. What can I do?

Hi Paula,

I love my mil too. She's such a lovely woman and is always giving me plants!

I'm not sure what you mean by an aloe cutting. Usually an aloe will have 'pups' sprout that can be separated. If she is just cutting off a leaf or a cutting from the stem, let a callous form for 4 days by just putting the cutting in a shady and dry spot. Then insert in moist potting soil. I've never tried this with an aloe leaf, but it works with other succulents and aloe stems.

Good luck,

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