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Question: aloe problems

Hi, a few months ago I purchased an aloe vera plant which I immediately transplanted. Now I see that the tips of the leaves tend to dry out and come off but otherwise the plant seems healthy to me (the leaves are beautiful fleshy and not soft). For now I'm watering it about 2 times a week and for the pot I used a potting soil mixed with a little sand, maybe it's not draining enough? Or could it be the fault of the shallow vessel? In addition, the plant has already thrown three new seedlings, one I have detached and replanted but the other I have left for the moment, do you think it is appropriate to remove them to improve the growth of the mother plant?

Thank you!!


Aloe vera malata: Answer: aloe problems

Dear reader,

a healthy aloe plant has turgid and rigid leaves, beautiful sustained and not limp, of a nice gray green color; the fact that your plant looks like this and has even produced lateral shoots, undoubtedly indicates that it is healthy and in an ideal place. The slight desiccation of the leaves at the apex may simply be due to the very hot and dry climate, and in fact, if the plant continues to sprout, it should not give you any pain. Perhaps, for the summer period, it needs a little more water; simply try to water the plant more often during the hot period, always keeping two weekly waterings in spring and autumn, and sporadic watering in winter. In the spring it would be advisable to repot your plant, providing it with a larger container, and a good soil for succulent plants, very draining and not particularly rich in humus.

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