How do you keep an Aloe vera plant healthy?

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Just got it last month. Now it is looking poor. Brown around the leaves😉

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  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Nov 28, 2017
    Water just a little once a week and put in a window with plenty of sun.
  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 28, 2017
    Aloe is a desert plant....don’t over water. Keep in sunshine.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 28, 2017
    sounds like you are overwatering. https://www.almanac.com/plant/aloe-vera
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Nov 29, 2017
    Give it good sunshine and make sure not to over water it. Browning usually means overwatering.
  • Matty Llama Matty Llama on Nov 29, 2017
    I have had multiple aloe plants,which I gave away. Give it water twice a month...keep it in sunlight...near a window seal
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 18, 2020

    Hi Joyce, aloes need lots of sun and only a little water. They also don't generally need any fertilizer, but if you your plant is struggling, only apply the fertilizer once a year. Look for something that is phosphorus-heavy or use banana peels as an organic option. We stay in South Africa and the Aloes grow wild on the side of the road and we just dump our banana skins around the plants in the garden . You can also make a banana peel tea fertilizer by filling a mason jar with water, and adding the banana peel. Close the lid and let it sit for about 2 days and then water your aloe plant.

  • Joyce Bell Joyce Bell on Aug 06, 2020

    Thanks for the tip.

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