Houseplants forum→Aloe Vera drooping

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May 16, 2020 5:29 AM CST
Hi all,

I have an aloe vera, probably had it for about 18 months. Last summer it thrived, but has been struggling a bit recently.

Lower leaves are drooping, some bend in half, and tips are turning brown.

It gets about 2 hours direct sun a day - I don't have a sunnier spot, but it sits in a west-facing window.

I'm unsure if it's light, under- or over watering. Leaning towards over-watering but does anyone have any tips on rescuing it?
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Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
May 16, 2020 9:33 AM CST
Your Aloe looks fine. It is normal for some older, lower leaves to die back as new leaves are added on top. Also, once a leaf gets bent or creased, it does not ever perk up again. Such leaves can be cut off without harm to the plant.

There is no evidence of a watering problem, but Aloes can always benefit from maximum direct indoor sunlight.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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May 17, 2020 3:08 AM CST
Thanks very much!

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