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11-01-2019, 12:30 AM
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Can my Aloe be helped?

I've had it about five years & it's beginning to look a sorry sight.

Is it time to throw it away do you think?

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11-01-2019, 01:04 AM
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can it be helped ? - only if you aloe it to be!
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11-01-2019, 08:03 AM
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Carol - Mups grows aloes - she may be the one to ask! That one does look a bit sad.
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11-01-2019, 08:30 AM
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@ Gumbud.

Thanks ST - I hope she see's this thread.
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11-01-2019, 09:45 AM
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It looks like it has root rot carol, one of mine had it and I was advised to repot it in new compost as the rot is in the compost. So new pot new compost and try to give the roots a bit more room by using a larger a pot than currently.
Don't water it for a couple of weeks after repotting let it dry out a bit.
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11-01-2019, 10:55 AM
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Thanks Julie - I'll try that.
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11-01-2019, 12:23 PM
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Hi Carol, your poor plant does look rather sorry for itself doesn't it.

Judging by the window it is on front of, is that a bathroom you have it in?
They don't like a lot of dampness you see.
Also I wouldn't use a double pot like that either.

The very best pots for Aloe's are actually the clay ones to let the roots air more. They also only need watering about every 2 or 3 weeks, so might you (or somebody else) over watered do you think?

They like a very light soil, mixed with perlite and sand to aerate it too.

Maybe as Julie says, if you carefully repot it in a better compost and a clay pot you could salvage it, but it's hard to say without knowing more.
How long as it been poorly would you say?

Have a read through this, you might find something helpful.
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https://getbusygardening.com/aloe-vera-plant-care/
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11-01-2019, 01:37 PM
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Good point mups I have mine in plastic pots but they sit on a long tray in my window sill, only water them once a month. I used to use clay and watered every fortnight but plastic doesn't let them dry out so fast.
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11-01-2019, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Julie1962 ->
Good point mups I have mine in plastic pots but they sit on a long tray in my window sill, only water them once a month. I used to use clay and watered every fortnight but plastic doesn't let them dry out so fast.


True - but these plants don't need to be kept wet, Julie.
Thjey prefer well drained, sandy-type soils.
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11-01-2019, 07:16 PM
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It started to look poorly after I kept chopping bits off the end to get the juice. It just never recovered and went all spindly.

Thanks ladies. I shall re-pot it in a clay pot & move it from the bathroom.

By the way - I have never fed it. Should I have?
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