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Rotting Aloe Leaves

Why do my Aloe plants keep rotting off the "leaves". I don't use the same pot or soil I buy them in. I don't water it too much. They just start rotting after I repot from the store pot.

Karen from Winona, WV

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 1, 20070 found this helpful

Aloe likes to be pot bound, and when repotted, put into a one size bigger pot. Also, use sandy potting soil, either specially purchased, or mix sand with your regular potting soil.

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By guest (Guest Post)
February 3, 20070 found this helpful

Jean, Might be that you are getting water on the leaves. My aunt gave me a start but mine rotted also. Had a Swedish Ivy that rotted too. Think those two plants hate me. Make sure you don't let water splash up onto your leaves (spikes) SincerelyJudith Judyajudy AT yahoo.com

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February 6, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks ya'll my last aloe bit the dust. I repotted it into a really big pot and I don't think I got the leaves wet. but I think aloe hates me this is the fourth I killed....... call me plant executioner.

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