How to Divide Aloe Vera

100_1974-300x225Aloe vera plants form offset pups and will eventually become a clump of plants. These plants need to be removed to keep your mama plant healthy. It is easy to tease out the small plants, and I can usually pull out my pups after they are 4-5” high. They have their own little root systems, so all I do is plop each one in a brand new pot and water them.

Aloe vera plants form offset pups and will eventually become a clump of plants. These plants need to be removed to keep your mama plant healthy. It is easy to tease out the small plants, and I can usually pull out my pups after they are 4-5” high. They have their own little root systems, so all I do is plop each one in a brand new pot and water them.

100_1976-300x225Sometimes the pups grow attached to the mama plant. If your pups are growing on your aloe plant you can slice them off. Let the cutting sit overnight so it has a chance to callus over. Put 1/3 of the cutting into the soil (cut end down). Do not water the cutting heavily. I usually mist it. Roots should start forming within a month. When you actually see it start to grow you can water it. Don’t worry if it shrivels a little in the first weak or so, that is normal.

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