Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: how do you root aloes

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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Nov 1, 2014 9:57 PM CST
I'm biding on an aloe cutting. Could someone tell me how to root it when I get it.
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Plantomaniac08
Nov 1, 2014 10:00 PM CST
I hope it's not a leaf cutting. Aloes don't propagate from leaves.

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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Nov 1, 2014 10:17 PM CST
It's a cutting off of a tree aloe with a rosette and some stem.
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Plantomaniac08
Nov 1, 2014 10:26 PM CST
Adam,
Oh good! Thumbs up

I don't have personal experience with rooting an Aloe, so I can't advise you on how to go about it. I just wanted to be sure it wasn't a leaf cutting. Smiling

Planto
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 1, 2014 10:26 PM CST
I have read you need to have some part of the base of that aloe with the cutting, allow the cut base end to dry and scab over for a few days, then plant on dry soil, put it in shade..and wait for the roots to form..do not water while waiting for the roots to form.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 1, 2014 10:27 PM CST
Oops..don't know if it is the same approach with a tree aloe though.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 2, 2014 4:29 AM CST
We've rooted quite a few Aloe cuttings at the Botanical Garden where I work, and used the process tarev describes. Use a very well draining medium.
Name: adam
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adamgreen
Nov 2, 2014 8:04 AM CST
How about pure perlite?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 2, 2014 8:38 AM CST
that should do fine.
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Stush2019
Nov 2, 2014 11:04 AM CST
That's the same way we root Sansevieria. Must have at least 1 inch of rhizome 2 inches being best. I use a fine gravel mix. Heavier and holds plant in place and must be free draining. Sounds the same. I also use a clear plastic container and after a month, start to see roots, then I know I can start to water. But very lightly.
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Dutchlady1
Nov 2, 2014 12:31 PM CST
I agree
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Nov 4, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Personally using grow lights, I put all my cuttings in full light it seems to help them root! (so agree with everything except the shade part - since it'll be indoors you want it under your light Adam. Good luck and let us know what happens! Thumbs up Thumbs up

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Stush2019
Nov 5, 2014 8:32 AM CST
Greg,
When they said shade, they mean away from the Hot Sun. Not a cool fluorescent lamp, which I agree with you about. This was the way my seedlings got off to such a good start.
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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Nov 8, 2014 7:28 AM CST
I didn't win the plant. Crying
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Plantomaniac08
Nov 8, 2014 7:28 AM CST
Adam,
Crying Group hug

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