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May 17, 2017 6:29 AM CST
I bought an aloe vera plant 3 weeks ago and potted it. I never grew any aloe plant before. That's why i can't understand. Now it has dark spots on some leaves and also all top of the leaves are turning black or dead may be. What should I do to protect my aloe plant?
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Name: tarev
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May 17, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Change the soil. The plant needs well draining, porous, gritty soil, not clayish soil. Depending where your growing area is, it would prefer lots of bright light and full sun and good air movement around it. Are you able to position it slowly outdoors? Try to find cacti mix soil or if you don't have access to it, use regular potting soil and mix in perlite or pumice to aid in drainage, and use containers with drain holes, no rocks below to allow faster draining.

If your only option is to grow it indoors, put it next to your window, not a north facing one, light is weaker by a north facing window.
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