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Aloe Advice

I need to get pictures but I have a decent sized aloe plant that is getting fairly large. Ive had it now about 6-8 months at the most and got it from walmart. It did poor at first but after a transplant from the pot it came with to one with dry plant soil and light gravel bottom its done great and has got about 16 leaves on it all nice sturdy and thick very full of gel. Ive moved it to a larger pot every time it looked like it was getting rootbound and started to brown and its always gone back to its nice dark rich green.

Now its budding its got 2 little new plants coming up both with about 3-4 leaves just little things about 3 inches tall with it now. Is it best to remove them to a new pot or let them stay. What is the advantage or disadvantage to each decision?

Its in a plastic pot now with holes in the bottom with some light rocks just covering the bottom then soil and its growing great and healthy and the tips are not drying out and its doing great in this drought we are having with water as needed. Ill get pics ASAP just for show.

Ok got pics. Not the best quality its only a old 3MP fujifilm fine pix digital cam.

On the plant the leaves with missing sections are where animals and such tried to mess with it and I had to cut the area out cause it wasy trying to die with it left alone.



The little ones



And I found whats been keeping me up by my window at night. I got 2 little creatures making home of my plant.



Hope this helps with anything and hope you like my plant.

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When I posted some questions on Aloe plants I thought that all aloes are different, but they seem to enjoy the very same weather and soil. So with the knowledge of what my moms green Aloe has done and what we've done, I hope this helps you :) .

Incase you'r Aloe gets much bigger I would suggest that when it's very hot out, place your Aloe in a dappled lighting situation. The more juice it has the thinner it's outer skin seems to be, making it more fragile to light.
Our Aloe had lived on the front pourch for ages, but once he got to be very juicy, he burned on five leafs. Since then he's been in our garage.

When my Mom's Aloe has new babies we leave it with the main plant, it tends to take alot of nutrients to have more then one aloe growing in a pot, but as long as the pots big enough and they seem to like eachother, theres no problems.

Though he has a different kind, Norm " Gnome" has a beautiful bunch of aloes that look to be five to six growing in harmony. If you just want to take the babies out and have them elswhere around the house or outdoors, it'll possably be a prossess much like the first time you repoted the parent Aloe.
The only risk with transplanting the babies seems to be to much water in their new home or planted to deeply that it turns to moosh. But the good side of taking babies out is not only having a new aloe, but the parent plant replaces the baby aloe with at least two more Babies, one way or another your going to have alot of new friends for the main plant, and more places for those pretty Forest Frogs to hide.

Your Aloe is very tightly bundled and with how you keep very attentive to him and the babies, I'm sure you'll have many more years of enjoyment :). I still don't know everything that I need to about aloes, but since your aloe is the same breed we have, I'm almost positive both choices will be good for you and your Aloes. Best of luck.

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