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by Miryam

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Hi there, I woke up to my aloe Vera plant being wilted and having red-ish fluids. This is her state now, can I propagate these leaves in any way?

Comments for Aloe Vera dead

Mar 03, 2021

Two Ways
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

There are two ways for Aloe to get in that state; cold (as in, close to freezing temperatures) or too much water. It looks like game over for this plant, sorry. The only leaves that have any potential for growing are those with no red on them, but they look very young and possibly won’t grow anyway. These are 2, 3, 5 and 7 from the left.

If you do try them, don’t over water the soil. I would use straight pumice or some kind of turkey grit to propagate them.

By the way, this doesn’t look like Aloe vera, but another species that seems similar. I have seen all kinds of Aloe labeled vera, but the real one has very faint pale spots on the slender leaves.