Your "Aloe vera" is probably getting too much water and not enough light.
Water it thoroughly once a week and let it go dry between waterings.
Don't water you plants with "rice water". It obviously is not good for the
plants at all.
Don't use "ashes" either.
Nachtlawaai <Blacknight999 at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hello everyone,
>> I hope I'm in the right newsgroup for my amateur questions...
> Can anyone provide me with informations on the following..?
>> 1. I have a dying Aloe Vera, the leaves on the outside started getting
> brown spots, then black then drying out completely, now I'm afraid
> even the middle is affected by the same symptoms. All I know is not to
> give too much water each day, but that is as far as my knowledge
>> 2. my wife started using the (cold) left-over water that she used
> after boiling rice in it to water the plants with. According to her
> it's supposed to be healthy for them. I'm not too sure about that
> myself, only the orchids seem to survive it (?) Can anyone tell me if
> and also why this would be helpful? (N-related?) I've also tried
> ashes, but I'm not too convinced of that either...just hear-say for
> me, but I'd like to get some explanation on these topics...
>> I hope you can make sense out of my questions.
>> Have a great day!
> and Thanks in advance!!