Patricia B
Patricia B
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Asked on May 8, 2012

does anyone know if I can sit my aloe plant outside or not it has gotten so big and has a baby one and i'm going to have

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does anyone know if I can sit my aloe plant outside. it has gotten so big and has baby one so i'm going to have to put it in a bigger pot
16 answers
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 8, 2012

    As long as it is warm outside you can take it outside, though it is probably not a good idea to put it into full hot sun after being an inside plant. Try to give it the same light as you did inside. They are really easy to divide and soon you will have many to give away to your friends and family!

  • Patricia B
    on May 8, 2012

    mine is about 2' tall can you devide the babys

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 8, 2012

    Yes you can. They are really easy to divide. You can let the babies get bigger if you want to ...or divide them when they are small. I seem to have better luck (probably due to watering if I let them get some size on them before dividing. Aloe seem to do better in a crowded pot anyway.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 8, 2012

    Make sure you wait until all danger of frost has past, and, as Four Seasons says, acclimate your plant by letting it spend some time in a shady spot before moving it to more sun. Do the reverse when you bring it (and your new babies) in in the fall.

  • Rossa D
    on Oct 14, 2013

    I moved my aloe plant from the bookcase top to a desktop each area...area has the same amount of light.. .it appears-to be withering and dying .can anyone share how to save my plant? it is huge ! Should I repot it anytime? I gave away the baby plants that had reproduced and it's been all down hill since.. . Thanks for your comments . 0 bids

  • Rossa D
    on Oct 14, 2013

    Hello, thank you for your response...it sits in a southern window with plenty of day light..little to no sun and the babies just popped out easily without disturbing the mother plant

  • Rossa D
    on Oct 14, 2013

    Hello thanks for responding .. It sits in a southern window with plenty of daylight. Area was not changed from the book case... The babies popped up from the soil without damage to the mother plant...removed them with a small folk.

    • Douglas Hunt
      on Oct 15, 2013

      @Rossa D I would be surprised if it was because the plant is too big. I have aloes that are seriously overcrowded in their pots and they keep on growing. What's your watering routine? Could you post a photo?

  • Rossa D
    on Oct 15, 2013

    will do a photo today, I tend to let it dry a bit in between watering not more than once a week. I have had it for more than 4 years ! Just is not healthy looking ...

  • Rossa D
    on Oct 15, 2013

    thanks for your help here is the pic

    q does anyone know if i can sit my aloe plant outside or not it has gotten so big and, gardening, Here is my sad looking aloe Sitting in the southern window Up close shot so you can help me to revive itq does anyone know if i can sit my aloe plant outside or not it has gotten so big and, gardening
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Have you tried putting it back where it was and seeing if it recovered? If it was perfectly healthy and the only thing that changed was the location, there must be something about the new location that you can't recognize that it doesn't like.

  • Clarissa Fowler
    on Apr 7, 2015

    Is there slugs or other bugs in the bottom of the pot.? I had a Christmas cactus that died from bugs eating the roots.

  • DORLIS
    on Jul 24, 2015

    I would set it outside for the summer. Start in the shade and gradually move into full sun. The pups can be broken off to start new plants. Left to grow, they do take up a bit of space (2 - 3 feet) and will bloom.

    • Sherry H.
      on Nov 24, 2015

      @DORLIS Oh it was so nice in Fla. Wished I had never left there. We lived by the Atlantic Ocean. Few cold days every thing green I'm still not used to this weather here in Ga. Hope you and your loved ones have a nice Thanksgiving.

  • Margaret
    on Sep 24, 2015

    Mine always lives outdoors in the summer. It grows like crazy. This year it got brown tips a few times. I think it was from too much rain. After it dries out they go away

  • Lily Hile
    on Oct 7, 2015

    your allow should be ok until the snow it will freeze and quick. they like warm weather

  • Lin3044097
    on Nov 20, 2015

    oops, I nearly said, Yes, of course you can put the aloe outside....and realised you seem to stay in a place where it snows! I am in Sunny South Africa and snow...nope what's that?? especially inland. so aloes here love it outside. Keep yours inside till summer! Happy Christmas season!

  • DORLIS
    on Nov 25, 2015

    I wish I could have a home in Missouri, Florida well in every growing zone, then I would not missour on any flowers and trees. But I am stuck in Missouri so if I have tgropicals, I bring them in for the winter.

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