Ask a Question forum→Help! My Firebird aloe is looking sick. What is going on?

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AveLuz19
Aug 3, 2021 7:57 AM CST
I have had this "firebird" aloe since May and has been thriving until last week when I noticed her leaves begin to curl in and turn a different color. Her blooms still look vibrant and even blooming and the stalk of the blooms also looks quite healthy and sturdy. Not sure if I am over or under watering her or is this root rot. I haven't really changed her routine. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
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Name: Andrea Reagan
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Kevalsha
Aug 3, 2021 8:12 AM CST
Your aloe plant looks dehydrated to me. Is it growing with soil under those pebbles? Does the container have drainage holes? Does it get some sun? Thinking
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Name: Andrea Reagan
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Kevalsha
Aug 3, 2021 8:13 AM CST
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Aug 3, 2021 11:59 AM CST

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The pebbles may be preventing it from drying out properly. How do you tell when it needs water? Do you feel the soil under the pebbles? And yes, how much light is it getting?
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Georgia
AveLuz19
Aug 3, 2021 3:09 PM CST
Thanks for the welcome😉 Right now she gets pretty good sunlight on my office window sill and yes, there is soil under those pebbles. It does have a drainage hole and the pot is a clay pot. It does seem a bit dry in the dirt but I watered her 3 days ago and it only seemed to make her look a bit more sad. Maybe it wasn't enough water?

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