Hello and Good Day / Good Evening.
I have had my Aloe Veras for close to ten years. They have thrived Beautifully.
We recently experienced a soggy cold spell. Just so happens during this cold spell my Husband turned his attention to my plants, giving them all manner of spare water, every day, several times a day... As I passed them by one day, just about every leaf, on each of them, collapsed and fell off. When I asked had he watered them, he looked very proud of himself...
Removed ammonia smelling rot, repotted. Seems it was too late for one of them, which looked perfectly healthy on the outside until it just fell apart, leaf-by-drippy-leaf.
The one I have left coninues to rot, little by little, up from the stem. It had quite a stem to begin with. I cut it back to the healthy white tissue and repotted. Mixed Miracle Gro Cactus soil + Miracle Gro Perlite, 50/50. Looked like it was doing well, except for a new symptom- some random brown bits on the leaves. I became suspicious at this point. Lifted the bit of stem up to discover further stem rot. Lost a few more leaves. That was Today.
I want to help my plant survive. Took it out. Cut off rotten stem piece. Cleaned stem with alcohol on the outside and inside. Blow dried it a little (LoL). No longer has roots, just small strands of fiber from stem's interior. It is now out of its soil laying on its side near the baseboard heater in the bathroom (warmest brightest room).
I have read about rerooting the stem, but have no experience with it. I fear drying it out and losing it all together. My home is generally pretty cold and somewhat humid inside (dark & poor air circulation). Tried to root some leaves outside of the bathroom. The cut ends have developed an orange mold...
They are rehabbing in the bathroom right now.
Advice, Please? I feel like I am running out of time. Worried it may be too late, but after reading so many success stories here, I hold on to Hope...
Thank You for reading this.