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[Plant-biology] Re: Aloe Vera plant

monique monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Fri Sep 2 09:33:57 EST 2005

Mythos wrote:
> My wife and I recently (about a month ago) got an Aloe Vera plant from
> Wal-Mart. We had one leaf that started to get very swollen at the top
> and thin at the bottom. We cut off the swollen part, but the leaf seems
> to be rotting from the top down now. And to top it off, we noticed that
> another leaf is starting to do the same thing (swollen on top, and
> thinning at the bottom). We repotted the aloe  after we cut the first
> leaf.

Rot in Aloe vera plants is often a result of over-watering.  Let the 
soil dry between waterings.

M. Reed

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