What to do with an old Aloe?

Feargal O\’Neill asked 13 years ago

I have an Aloe Vera plant in a pot indoors which has gotten quite large over the years and has now flopped over, while most of the larger older growth at the base has dropped off over time so it looks untidy. Is there any way to “pinch out” an aloe or encourage new growth from the base? Or failing that how can I propagate a new plant from the existing one?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Aloe vera can be taken out of its pot, old leaves taken off, the clump divided and re-potted in a mix of part 1 part sand, 2 parts soil and 1 part leaf mould or compost. This can be done in March.

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