What to do: dividing Aloes

Like many gardeners -- even casual ones -- I have a few Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) plants that I received from others. This "small" one is now several big plants, each ready for its own pot.

The question I have is how exactly do I divide this?


I will do my best to untangle and divide the roots, but when I repot them do I bury the whole stem?

There's quite a bit there to bury, but that's what my gut tells me to do.

These don't produce trunks do they?

And what if I don't get a good amount of roots for each, do I still just pot them up and see what happens? (Will they root from the buried stems?)

See the post in a couple of years where I have to divide up 5 pots like this, each containing 5 "too big" offsets...


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Lisa  – (February 19, 2018 at 7:26 AM)  

I trimmed mine just below the green portion of the stem and re-potted and it did great. I literally just stuck the trimmed end back into the pot. I have so much aloe I wasn't too concerned about the results, but it worked fine. I've got two that I repotted last spring that have a dozen new pups each again this year - I'm gonna need more pots!

outlawgardener  – (February 19, 2018 at 7:19 PM)  

Don't think they're too fussy about how much you trim off the bottom and will root easily!

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