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How to plant aloe vera?

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by lynn8899 on January 18, 2004 04:40 PM
Plant from the seed, the stem or the leave?

Please advice thanks.
by Jiffymouse on January 18, 2004 05:49 PM
[wayey] hi lynn [wayey] welcome to the garden helper. i have always planted the stems the come up along side the mother plant. i haven't had one in a while though, so you might want to wait for some of the others to answer you also. we have a lot of knowlegeble folks around here who are friendly to boot!
by lynn8899 on January 18, 2004 07:41 PM
Thanks for replying! Hope more garden helpers here will give advice, nice forum here. [Smile]
by Jiffymouse on January 18, 2004 08:54 PM
glad you like it here, i bet catlover will be the one to answer, if not jillie or some of the other cactophile!
by njoynit on January 19, 2004 07:21 PM
some do seed but would depen what one& I don't know.

I plant my stems that I cut off to use.I let them callouse over 1st.

I had one give me a baby this year.I dig mine for winter.We don't get cold much or very long in Z 8B.but i like my aloes& just re park them outdoors in ground in spring
When I dug them up from outdoors to pots for kitchen.I also took 3 divisions.i shook all the dirt off back in hole and looked roots over and took a few outer stems that had a speck of roots growing from them and potted them had 2 babies...worried about the puppy took off with it and had to look for didn't have roots when found it but it seems to have made it.

I burn my hands on oven racks all the problem is I pause and look for a damaged leaf to use to smear aloe on so my good leafs look good..LMAO
This has some history on the plant
this tells some growing stuff about the plant& does mention stem propagtion

Did you know Rabbits won't eat ALOE [tongue] .they hate the taste.can smear the gel 18 inches up tems of plants they chew on and will stay off(or block with my cardinal vine)

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