Jan 06, When cutting an aloe leaf, it’s best to remove an entire leaf to keep your plant looking good. Simply cut the leaf as close as possible to the main stem. It’s always better to harvest leaves from the bottom of the plant first. These are the older leaves and will be thicker. Cut leaves retain scars, so if you snip a tip of a leaf, you’ll Author: Julie Martens Forney. Just cut off the stem at the top about six inches down and plant it in dry soil, wait a week and water, this time of the year it can take sun, and lots of air.
Air helps prevent rot or molds it also requires good light so it won't grow tall. It does not like living in the house, in a tiny pot. Dec 17, Proper Cutting. Taking aloe vera cuttings requires few tools. Although the leaves can be snapped off with your hands, use a sharp knife to ensure. Oct 22, How to Cut an Aloe Vera Plant Without Killing it.
1. Avoid Using a Blunt Blade. Always use a clean and sharp serrated blade for cutting your aloe plant.
Rub alcohol on the blade as it will reduce the chance of disease and fungal infections. Avoid using a blunt knife as it can damage stems and leaves severely. bushleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins. Aug 02, The aloe has long, thick, spiny leaves that fan out from the center. When grown outdoors, Aloe vera produces showy yellow or red flowers on stalks that emerge from the center of the plant in late winter or spring; plants grown indoors will rarely bloom.
Aloe plants can grow to a height of two feet. Planting and Care. Feb 05, I thought my aloe was just adjusting to winter but today I noticed on of its larger leaves has cracked close to the stem. I’m not sure if it should leave the cracked leaf and hope for the best or cut it off? And also I’m not certain how to encourage it to stand more vertical instead of horozontal. It gets rotated regularly and also sits in front of a south facing window.