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12-01-2019, 10:17 AM
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Re: Can my Aloe be helped?

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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?


I only feed mine about once a month Carol, using a Cactus feed.
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12-01-2019, 10:24 AM
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Re: Can my Aloe be helped?

I use cactus food too but only twice a year early spring and middle of the summer.

I will try your way mups as mine are fairly slow growing I keep 4 as I like to let a couple recover after I have chopped bits off them.
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12-01-2019, 03:49 PM
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Re: Can my Aloe be helped?

Yes, don't feed during the autumn/winter when they are 'resting', just spring and summer.

I also report mine into fresh compost at the start of spring too.
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12-01-2019, 10:18 PM
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Try asking Vera.
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14-08-2019, 04:49 PM
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Re: Can my Aloe be helped?

Just thought I'd revive this thread to show you the same plant to compare with how it looked in the picture at the start of this thread.

I took all your advice & it's looking good now.

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14-08-2019, 04:55 PM
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What a difference Carol, itís looking much healthier now.
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14-08-2019, 05:14 PM
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Wow Carol what and improvement !
With the first pic you were in danger of being reported to the (RSPCP .)
The poor thing could have snitched on you to Prince Charles !
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14-08-2019, 06:30 PM
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Is this a repeat of, "Aloe Aloe"?

Sorry, glad it recovered Carol, I kill houseplants as a hobby
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14-08-2019, 07:24 PM
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Re: Can my Aloe be helped?

Originally Posted by carol ->
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?

It looks as if it has been too wet Carol, they need a well
drained soil, l should take it out of the pot and inspect the
roots, ifthey or part of them look firm and not rotten or
soggy they should be ok to repot in alarger deeper pot with
Sandy type soil, or plant directly in the soil, but make sure
its not in a wet position in the garden!
It will probably recover!

Regards Donkeyman!
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Re: Can my Aloe be helped?

Originally Posted by Donkeyman ->
It looks as if it has been too wet Carol, they need a well
drained soil,
l should take it out of the pot and inspect the
roots, ifthey or part of them look firm and not rotten or
soggy they should be ok to repot in alarger deeper pot with
Sandy type soil, or plant directly in the soil, but make sure
its not in a wet position in the garden!
It will probably recover!

Regards Donkeyman!

I agree, donkeyman.

Carol, may I also suggest you take those 'babies' off the mother plant too, and repot them in cactus compost.
It looks like you have several babies growing, so you can make more plants with those off -shoots.
They will over crowd the pot if you don't.

I would also take it out of the double pot too, else how can the water drain away?
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