The Q&A Archives: Aloe Vera

Question: My healthy aloe vera plant was left outside and the change in temperature has frozen the plant. Now it has thawed out, what can I do to restore/save the plant?

Answer: Aloe Vera has very fleshy leaves and if the fluids are frozen, the leaf tissue will burst, or, at the very least, you'll end up with some very mushy leaves. Once the tissue is damaged, it will never recover, but if the roots remained healthy, they will produce new leaves. Cut off the damaged foliage and treat your plant as if it were still healthy. Provide warmth and bright light; water when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. In a few weeks, new leaves should appear. Hope so!

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