Re: aloe vera

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Posted by valerie on June 29, 2003 at 23:08:42:

In Reply to: Re: aloe vera posted by Newt on June 28, 2003 at 07:37:58:

: : My aloes always look ugly. I've inherited them from my mom, and so they're not always pretty when I get them. The arms break off so easily and I had one that suffered from frost last year. It survived and I repotted it, but it's still kinda chopped up from where I removed leaves. How can i prevent them from breaking or bending?

: : Thanks

: Hi Valerie,
: The best way to keep the plants from looking tattered is to keep them in a place where they won't get bumped into. As they age, they often lose some of their lower leaves. Aloe doesn't have 'arms', but leaves. Are you maybe talking about another plant? Here's a picture of an aloe vera.


: Newt

My aloe doesn't have spots, but the shape of the plant is the same. They don't look like normal leaves, that's why I wasn't sure what to call them.

Also, how long does it take to root by cutting? I've had a few break off that I let dry out a few days before putting them in soil.

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