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#1 Ashalicious

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Posted February 01 2016 - 02:48 PM

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Her name is Ursula. She is a bit worse for wear right now, but I should be able to nurse her back to health with my green thumb. I've already re-potted her, adding a bit of soil I took from one of the big planters on my balcony.

 

Her roots were pretty fine though, so do you think she will be able to strengthen them and root into her new home?


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Posted February 01 2016 - 04:11 PM

Another succulent... don't over water or it will get root rot.


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Posted February 01 2016 - 05:48 PM

ursula is a beautiful sheet of paper, but that damn plant is blocking our view of her.


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Posted February 01 2016 - 05:59 PM

Another succulent... don't over water or it will get root rot.


I'm a bit worried actually, because I gave her water as soon as I repotted her, only to read online that it is best to not water aloe Vera plants immediately after repotting them.

Do you think she will be okay? Should i take a hair dryer to the soil and try and dry it out a bit?
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Posted February 01 2016 - 07:15 PM

Just make sure it's got good drainage and natural airflow... I wouldn't force dry it.


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#6 Ashalicious

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Posted February 02 2016 - 09:25 PM

She seems to be doing okay, I am still a bit worried though....

 

Patrick, on the other hand, has never been better, and still no sign of the white mould!


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Posted February 05 2016 - 12:42 PM

They love the outdoor sunlight in the summer.I grow them outside in south florida .They grow so quickly down here I have to cut them back every so often or they get to big and spread out.They produce beautiful white flowers every spring.My clumps can grow over 6 feet wide with dozens of plants here in a few years just from one little plant watered and fertilized.The inner gel is very healthy to eat .Dont eat the green outer leaf.The inner clear gel should be removed from cut leaf and rinsed under water to make sure there is no green left .Take that gel and mix it would orange juice in a blender.It tastes so good that way.It is popular in the caribbean to use it that way.You will first have to grow a large one and that might be alot harder to do if you dont live in hot climate



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Posted February 05 2016 - 12:50 PM

are you going to eat it?

 

i see big stalks of aloe sometimes at walmart...i love aloe drinks but never tried the actual big chunks of plant yet

 

im assuming thats aloe



#9 Ashalicious

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Posted February 07 2016 - 08:22 PM

Yes, it is aloe. No, I wasn't planning on eating her.

 

She actually isn't doing well right now. Her stocks are so waterlogged and droopy, and look nothing like I would think they should. I'm terribly worried. I don't know if I the soil I re-potted her in, was actually the best choice. It probably didn't help that I watered her after shortly after re-potting as well.


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Posted February 08 2016 - 05:01 AM

That's not the pot with no drainage is it?


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