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bajabeautiful
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Sneaky Fan Aloe...

Hi everyone!

I brought home a small Fan Aloe a few weeks ago.

I potted her in a 4 1/2" plastic pot, which seemed fine for Momma and her 5 little pups... at first.

5 days ago, I noticed a flower stem growing from Mom... how exciting! Watered her today and noticed 4 more flower stems sprouting up. 1 more from her and 3 more from her pups... YAY!

She is growing so fast, there are substantial roots growing out of the bottom of the pot that weren't there when I repotted her 3 weeks ago.

My question is: When should I repot her? Should I wait until all of the flowering has been exhausted?

Also: If I remove and replant her pups, will she get bigger? She's just 8" tall right now.

Your advice is much appreciated!

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:) Sounds like you are doing great already with your plant. If it was me, I wouldn't transplant it again for quite awhile, and leave the pupps, just it it get a really well established. But saying that, I'm sure more people will come on with lots of ideas too. Probably better than mine, LOL. Good Luck.

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Thanks so much, Green Mantis. The family seems to be thriving, so I'll follow your advice and let sleeping pups lie. :wink:

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Sounds good to me, I seem to mess around with new plants too much, then they up and die. I am, learning to leave well enough alone, for quite awhile! :oops: It is actually working for me too! :wink:

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