• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
Sharing-Aloe-Plant.jpg

Sharing Aloe Plant

I have an aloe plant that is about 9 years old. It has gotten so big that I would like to cut pieces off and give them to my friends.  How do I do that? 

Start (propagate) new plants from a leaf or division.  Remove a leaf from the plant.  Let the cut end dry for a day or two.  Then bury the bottom inch or two of the leaf in a well-drained potting mix, vermiculite, perlite or sand.  Avoid over watering which can lead to rot.  Or slide the aloe plant out of its container.  Use a sharp knife to divide the parent plant (roots and all) from any offsets (small plants) that have formed. Repot the divisions in containers an inch or two larger than the remaining root system.

Related

Upcoming Appearances


May 12, 2021
Top Plants for Rain Gardens, Water Gardens & Shoreline Gardens
+ Those to Avoid

Webinar

May 13, 2021
Planting Your Rain Garden
Webinar

May 16, 2021
Perennials for Challenging
Growing Conditions

Webinar

May 21-23, 2021
NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show
In-person Appearance

June 3, 2021
Creative Container Gardening
Webinar

June 9, 2021
Sustainable Lawn & Landscape Care
Webinar

June 10, 2021
Gardening During the Summer Months
Webinar

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Win Plantskydd Animal Repellent package

ENTER NOW