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I have grown aloe vera for many years now. It likes lots of sunshine and likes to get dry completely before being watered again. Also, it likes light, sandy soil, not heavily fertilized, rich soil. If your plant turns yellow, it is telling you it is either not getting enough sun, is too wet, or it is too cold. Remedy these, and your plant will green right back up. Aloe is tough, similar to a cactus, when growing.
Source: I got my info from 2 cousins in Texas who grow aloe in their yards. They both live near the coastal part of Texas, where it is hot, sunny, and basically dry. The aloe stays out in their yard year round. In South Carolina, though, it has to be brought in, as freezing temperatures will kill it.
By Jacketbacker from Greer, SC
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I want to grow and process aloe vera by planting aloe vera plants. For this purpose, kindly guide me accordingly.
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Thanks all of your for a quick response. My Basic intention is to grow aloe plant in a professional way and process the gel mechanically.
For this I need a proper guide line for some body so i can start in coming spring season.
I can't tell you anything about processing the gel, but rest assured, there's nothing hard about growing the plants! If you live in the south - anywhere that it will grow (catalogs should tell you its hardiness zone), you can stick it in the ground, water if the ground gets too dry, and watch it grow.
When we moved to a home in southern California, the side yard was a mass of Spanish bayonet (aptly named!). We cleared it all out, and found that under the Spanish bayonet was hiding a solid mass of aloe vera. We transplanted some of it to edge our front sidewalk, and it thrived quite beautifully. We had neighbors coming over all the time to ask for a leaf, and we would reply, "no, take a plant - please!"
I am interested to grow aloe vera, in my fram, at yavatmal, India, Pl. send me detailes project report at Email : girishdharamshi AT yahoo.com, or post at: Girish Dharamshi, Dhankunj, Rajendra Nagar, Dhamangaon Road, Yavatmal - 445001, M.S., india
I have an aloe plant that is really big and has a yellow stripe on the leaves. What type of aloe plant is that?
Harry from Silver Springs, FL
Do a google search. Aloe with yellow stripe. It brings up a lot of different types of Aloe.
Sounds like an agave, not an aloe.
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Here is that same aloe plant after the January freeze we had in Southern California. It is recovering.
Great Granny Vi
Aloe vera plants do not want too much water and like lots of sun. Allow the soil to dry out to your touch before adding water. This is a page about struggling aloe plant.
Aloe vera is an attractive succulent with a healing gel inside every green lobe. This is a page about caring for an aloe vera plant.
Aloe vera is a great plant for gifting due to its growth of new baby plants. Potting the pups in their own containers provides new plants for your home or to gift to friends and family.
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Aloe is a Miracle Plant used medicinallyfor hundreds of years. My daughter has a web site where she sells Aloe products. Aloe being the 1st ingredient. It can be used for hundreds of things. There are some good articles about Aloe Vera on her site. www.aloetherapy.com (03/18/2005)
By Joy Luster
The best way to spread aloe plants is to wait until the spring when it makes off shoots of babies buy itself. They will grow from the roots into a new plant, just cut it free from the mother plant when it is about 4 inches tall. I have heard you can break off a leaf, then stick it up in the dirt by itself and it will make a new plant. I haven't tried that so don't quote me. (05/26/2005)