Here’s how to propagate aloe vera using leaf cuttings:
Can you grow aloe vera from a cutting?
Many people ask, “Can I grow an aloe plant from a leaf cutting?” You can, but the most successful method of aloe plant propagation is from offsets or “pups” with resulting plants almost immediately. As a result, aloe vera cuttings are not the most reliable method of plant propagation. via
How do you cut and replant aloe vera? (video)
Can you replant a broken aloe leaf?
Insert the broken leaf, damaged side down, one-third of the way into the soil. Water just until the soil is moist. For the first month, while the aloe leaf is transplanting, keep the soil moist but never wet. The leaf will normally shrink and shrivel as it develops roots. via
How do you root an aloe vera stem?
Wash the pot in hot water, then fill it with the moistened growing medium. Insert the callused end of the aloe stem cutting vertically into the growing medium until the bottom half is completely buried, then press the medium firmly against it. via
Can you root aloe vera in water?
If you try to propagate aloe vera from a cutting placed in water, it will most likely rot before it grows roots. The chances of the cutting rooting in potting soil aren't much better. The succulent grows very slowly, whereas propagation with pups will give you a much faster start. via
Can you put aloe pups in water?
Don't water newly planted aloe right away.
Again, you want to give the plant a few days to settle in and grab hold. For regular waterings, only water when the soil is completely dry. Stick your fingertip in the dirt to test if it's still damp. via
How do you cut an aloe vera plant without killing it?
Should I cut bent aloe leaves?
Aloe leaves bend and crease easily. Once creased they will not uncrease or unbend. Those are good candidates to cut off to use for burns. Lower leaves also slowly yellow and die back as they age. via
Should I trim my aloe vera?
In the case of aloe vera, you need to prune to harvest the gel within the leaves. Trim off any leaf tips or whole leaves that have turned pinkish-brown. These parts are dying, so removing them helps the aloe plant stay healthy and green. The exposed end of the leaf will seal up on its own in time. via
What do you do with broken aloe leaves?
Cut Off the Broken Parts
Do not throw away the leaves, because you can use them to grow a new plant. However, do not immediately put them in soil. When you put aloe vera leaves that broke off in soil, they will end up rotting. Instead, let them sit for a few days after breaking off or cutting them. via
How often should aloe be watered?
Generally speaking, plan to water your aloe plant about every 2-3 weeks in the spring and summer and even more sparingly during the fall and winter. via
Can you replant aloe vera without roots?
If the previous aloe pot is large enough, you can plant the offshoot directly in the pot after separating it. All you have to do is dig a small hole in the substrate and place the cuttings directly next to the mother plant, because they can no longer grow together after separation. via
How do you multiply aloe vera?
How do you divide aloe vera? (video)
What do I do if my aloe plant is too tall?
If your aloe vera plant is too tall, you can simply repot it in a bigger pot. When aloe plants start to divulge or protrude outside their container, you can as well cut or trim down the size by taking away the leaves protruding. Use a sharp knife to trim the aloe plant in two portions and replant the upper portion. via
Do I need to remove aloe pups?
Aloe vera is a clumping plant and those babies just grow and spread as they mature. You don't have to remove them but if you have them growing in a pot, they'll eventually crowd each other out. via