I am hoping somebody on this forum will be able to give me advice about how to get a grip on my wildly overgrown aloe plant. It was given to me by an acquaintance who was moving house, when it was already fairly large. But since I have had it in my home for the last year it has grown absolutely huge! It is now so top heavy that it leans over sideways to rest on the floor and nearly tips its pot over. It creeps out of its pot and along the floor like a huge tarantula! People have to edge around it because there is no space large enough for it in my tiny New York apartment.
The size of the plant would actually be perfectly manageable if it would stand up straight; it is the creeping tendency of the plant that is the problem (are aloes not naturally upright plants?). Can I prune it to be smaller, or stake it to keep it upright, or something? I don't want to throw it out because it is obviously such a thriving plant; I would feel terrible killing it. And I use its gel as a remedy for burns and suchlike. But it is honestly quite grotesque, floundering out of its pot all over the floor the way it does at the moment.
Any suggestions will be most gratefully received!
Confused aloe plant owner.