Can you help me troubleshoot what happened to my aloe plants (pic)?


my aloe vera and a couple of my hybrid aloe succulents stems just mushed off from the base. Separated completely from the root. I don’t know what happened.

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 11, 2019

    It looks like too much water to me. I've had that happen when my pot didn't drain properly or we had a lot of heavy rain. Not a problem in 2019.

  • Jessica Chartier Jessica Chartier on Oct 11, 2019

    this was my first time watering it in 2 weeks. The soil was dry.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 11, 2019

    Lust trim them and put right in the soil the cut side down they will take right away

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 11, 2019

    Hi Jessica: It could be that the stems were just too heavy. Mine do that occasionally. I just take them off and put them in the freezer. Yup, you can freeze them for later use:) Just thaw and use as you usually do. Or, you can try to re-root it. Check this site for instructions:

    Good luck

  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Oct 12, 2019

    Either too much water or the leaves are too long, weigh too much to stand up.

    Just stick the loose ones about 1 inch back in the dirt and support them. Water lightly only when totally dry. AloeVera loves to be ignored. Just don't let let them freeze.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 13, 2019

    I do the same thing Betsey does. I have re-potted my aloes and OMG they just keep on growing. I do not water much at all. they are a succulent and like less water.

  • Holly Holly on Oct 13, 2019

    To me, it looks like your soil holds too much water. Replant in sandy soil.

    I agree with the person who said you can freeze them if they won't take again. I've done that, and it works like a dream.

    I also agree with the person who said your best idea with aloe is to ignore them. Water very sparingly. One fourth cup of water every 3 or more weeks, even longer in the winter, is about right.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Oct 19, 2019

    it seams to me plant had tooo much water.

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