Asked on Oct 11, 2019

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

Agnes ChrzanowskaHollyDee


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.

8 answers
  • 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
    on Oct 11, 2019

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

  • Kmdreamer
    on Oct 12, 2019

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

  • Betsy
    on Oct 12, 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
    on Oct 13, 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
    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
    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
    on Oct 19, 2019

    it seams to me plant had tooo much water.

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