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Heatherb413
Sep 25, 2017 8:43 PM CST
Hello, two of my aloe leaves are turning a brownish yellow color. I water it about once per week and it is in a eastern facing window. I cut one of the leaves to use the aloe- did that kill the leaves? What am I doing wrong?

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Heather
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Sep 26, 2017 8:46 AM CST
My Aloe vera plants turn brown every summer and I don't worry too much about it. It's not a sign of danger really. You might consider a bigger pot at some point (when the roots fill up the current one) but no rush.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator
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Baja_Costero
Sep 28, 2017 4:04 PM CST
For reference here is an Aloe vera clump in full sun showing the typical color and posture of the season. We experience a summer drought so these plants are getting by on occasional water until the fall when it starts raining again. Then they turn green, pump up, and open up again, start looking like your plant. Smiling



Now indoors you should never get close to that far gone, because of the protection. This just to give you an idea of what a totally harmless and reversible seasonal slump looks like for Aloe vera in full summer sun. Other aloes turn all shades of yellow, brown, purple, red, and orange in the sun.

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