Re: How Do I take care my Aloe during winter in Melbourne?

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Posted by Newt on August 01, 2003 at 08:11:41:

In Reply to: Re: How Do I take care my Aloe during winter in Melbourne? posted by po yi Wan on July 31, 2003 at 22:33:05:

: I have got two Aloe veras in pots outside of my garden.They are growing well and becoming much more bigger since I brought them from the shop. But now is winter in melbourne. I don't know what I should do to help them grow better.Some time in here only 5 degrees at night and keep rainning all the time.If I put them indoor then they won"t have enough of sunlight.


Hi po yi Wan,

I'm not sure where you have them as you say they are outside of your garden and yet you seem to have them indoors. For the low light problem, try grow lights that you can leave on for 12 hours during the day. The lights will also give some warmth. I am in the USA and we do temps in Farenheit, but a converter tells me that 5*C is 41*F and that sounds too cold for an aloe on a regular basis. If you could possibly keep them no lower than 50*F which should be about 10*C they will have a better chance of survival. Take a look at these two sites for some helpful info.

http://www.plantcare.com/catalog/tepPlantPage.php?PlantId=1733&urlSQL=+where+EntryLabels.SortEntryLabel+LIKE+%27A%25%27+&TotalOffset=131&TotalNum=301
http://ourgardengang.tripod.com/Indoor.htm

Good luck,
Newt

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