Posted by Newt on August 09, 2003 at 21:26:33:
In Reply to: Re: Rooting Hormone for Aloe? posted by Marcia on August 09, 2003 at 17:00:11:
: Ok I got a aloe vera plant, and I need help FAST! I got the mother plant it is very large, so large as it started to grow horizonally out of the pot. The pot is FULL of large, and smaller offspring. A friend just whacked off the LARGE mother plant and gave it to me. Right now I have it in a container with water hoping it will grow roots, but I have read that over watering will kill it. I bought some root hormone and was going to put it in some dirt, and keep it a little moist. The stem where it was cut off is about the size of a empty toliet paper roll. It's probably ruined isn't it???? Please email me someone with advice, if its not too late I sure would hate to see this horizontal mother plant die, she is about 5 years old. Thanks
Rooting hormone is good to root hardwood or softwood cuttings from shrubs and woody type plants.
Best of luck,