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May 6, 2020 1:02 PM CST
Pittsburgh, PA
Hello! I've had this aloe for about 5 years now. It has new growth from the center of the plant, and some leaves are firm and plump, but my concern is that some of the leaves are wrinkled or thinning out completely. I normally wait until the one-knuckle rule for watering is ready to water the plant, but am I under watering? I thought I was over watering in the first place because the leaves were drooping and not growing straight up, but that might be because of a lack of sunlight. That's another concern...

A healthy leaf:
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Thinning leaves:
Thumb of 2020-05-06/joj46/aabb04
Thumb of 2020-05-06/joj46/ed383e

Wrinkled leaf:
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May 6, 2020 3:22 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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When you water, how much do you water? How long do you wait before you water again? Based on the pictures in your other thread, I do think lack of sunlight may be an important concern.

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May 7, 2020 11:24 PM CST
Pittsburgh, PA
I normally water enough to soak the soil, but today, I watered until it drained from the bottom of the pot. I hadn't been watering that much, so I think watering until it drains out will be helpful. I normally wait until when I stick my finger in the soil and it feels dry until about my first-second knuckle to water. I did get a plant light, so maybe that will help this awesome plant, too!
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May 7, 2020 11:26 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers
Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Watering deeply and then checking inside the soil like you're doing is the way to go.
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