Ask a Question forum: Aloe Vera- What do I do to get her healthy?!

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Name: Mila
Atlanta GA (Zone 8a)
Feb 10, 2017 9:21 AM CST
I just bought this aloe at my local farmers market- she was the healthiest of the bunch, but as you can see has some reddish tips. I plan to repot her in something with more room, but are there any suggestions on what else to do? What kind of aloe is this, and what does the reddish tips and transparency on the putter leaves mean?
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Feb 10, 2017 10:35 AM CST
I don't know if it's Aloe Vera (Aloe vera) or not but all Aloes (Aloe) probably require the same general care; well draining soil and bright light. The reddish coloring on the tips may be due to possibly being closer to lights?

Hopefully someone more familiar with Aloe will be along soon with advice.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 10, 2017 2:42 PM CST
Could be some frost damage.
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Name: Sally
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Feb 11, 2017 9:08 AM CST
Sometimes brighter light brings out color in succulents.
I think it looks very healthy and urge you do NOT repot now. The size it is in is the right size. I like to find a solid pot that the plastic fits in nicely, Then, take it to the sink to water, let drip till done, put back in solid pot, no more than once a week probably.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Feb 11, 2017 3:27 PM CST
Like Sally said. I would not be at all concerned about the subtle changes in color you are observing. Aloe vera (if that is what your plant is) can go through much more dramatic changes in color as part of its annual cycle, and none of them would be much cause for concern in my garden. The plants outside here go from green to gray to brown as the light changes and the rain comes and goes. Stay observant, but I'd put the changes you've observed so far as minimal within the overall range I would tolerate.
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