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Avatar for Midlifemusings
May 11, 2020 1:27 PM CST
Owatonna, MN
I have a few old aloes with long stems where many stalks have been harvested. When repotting these into fresh soil, how deep should i bury the stem? (i.e.: where should the soil line be?) One of them has quite a long stem that makes it extra top-heavy as is, prompting me to ask this question. I'm hoping it's ok to bury it a little.

Thanks!

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May 12, 2020 5:26 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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You don't want to go any deeper than the original pot because of root rot. When up-potting aloe you need only a 2 inch increase in size in width only. Don't increase the depth because it can stress the plant and cause root rot. Its good to leave a 3/4 of inch space between the soil and the plant. Match the old soil line with the new one for best results.
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