Re: Rooting Hormone for Aloe?

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Posted by Newt on August 01, 2003 at 08:19:15:

In Reply to: Rooting Hormone for Aloe? posted by Rob on July 10, 2003 at 08:41:42:

: I have a series of Aloe sprouts that I wish to separate, and plant. Since this is the only plant I've ever been able to keep alive, my knowledge is minimal.
: What's the best way to separate a sprout from the mother plant and plant it separately? Should I use "rooting hormone” to get them going?

Hi Rob,
No rooting hormone needed. Just wait until the 'pups' are about 4" to 5" tall and cut them loose from the momma plant, taking the new root system with them. If you gently dig around and remove some of the soil, you will see one long 'shoot' that connects it to the mother. Just cut that with a sharp knife and dig out the pup with it's root system.

Regards,
Newt

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