Re: Stunted Aloe; won't grow, slowly dying?

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Posted by njoynit on July 30, 2003 at 11:21:26:

In Reply to: Stunted Aloe; won't grow, slowly dying? posted by Peaches on July 16, 2003 at 13:50:28:

: Hi,

: I have a small Aloe vera plant (6 inch pot). He seemed to be in generally good health for the first year I owned him, but he hardly grew. He got a few shoots but the overall size did not go up. About 4 months ago it started looking sickly (the leaves aren't very thick and some have rotted down by the soil) For a while I thought I was overwatering (it gets good light, though not direct sunlight) so I cut it down to once every three weeks or so. Nothing improved. So I tried putting it in direct sunlight and within 48 hours it was brown and wilting. PLEASE HELP! What should I be doing to help him?
I'd move him to a newer pot jus slightly larger just in case.and I'd use all new fresh soil can get a cactus type soil at good ole wallyworld.the bad stems you can save in ziplock bag in fridge for future burn& cut medicine to dab.I recently got some from my parents that were pot bound and turning orangey black leaves laying kinda flat too.bad leaves won't suck up anymore water and just strss the plant,but was told to save leaves as sap was still good what was left..mine are looking better now,I did mine in ground then this fall will pot up till spring.good luck.oh watch out for hot sun through magnifys so don't want close to glass.hope I helped

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