by jackie

Sorry got mixed up with plants before and put eucalyptus instead of Aloe Vera!

It was an Aloe Vera plant that I re potted as it was about 12″ tall and had two small plants in same pot.

The plant itself must be approx 13 years old and was healthy until I re potted it-I thought I was doing the right thing. The leaves which are normally a healthy cabbage color are now drying from the bottom up and going brown and dry

Ah, that’s a whole different kettle of fish!

The same theory applies, however, and the plant will most likely recover just fine.

I would change one of the instructions though; Stop watering it! If it’s not too late, that is. The roots of Aloe are fleshy and usually extremely prone to rotting, especially if they’ve been damaged.

Watering it, which is what one usually does after repotting a plant, is the wrong thing to do in this case. They need a period of dryness to completely heal the broken areas. Any dampness (or wetness in some cases) can just create the right conditions for pathogens to get into the plant and cause havoc.

Aloe are really tough though, and it will most likely be fine, in time.

Have a look on the page about Aloe plants to get more insight into these interesting and resilient plants.

Hope that helps,