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west coast, washington state
Oct 14, 2017 12:59 PM CST
|I have a large aloe that has a healthy top portion but the bottom, larger leaves are drying from base to leaf point and falling over.
The soil mixture looks appropriate, it has a nice window seat, and im watering when it is dry two inches down. The pot itself is a glazed pot (uh oh!) with only one drainage hole.
Wondering where to go from here, how to get a healthier plant. Inspect the roots for root rot and re-pot in a clay pot? perhaps the air around it has too much moisture (pacific northwest probs!) - ive considered placing a drying pac near the plant to make its environment a little more arid.
any help would be appreciated. ive included a picture to help show the drooping bottom leaves bur healthy top.
Oct 14, 2017 1:21 PM CST
Your photo is very dark so I'm not sure what I am supposed to be seeing. It is natural for the older leaves to die. They will get brown and crispy - is that what you are seeing?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Oct 14, 2017 4:22 PM CST
|Sounds like you are over watering to me. I have a large aloe that lives in a 24" pot in full sun outside. It only gets water about once a month.|
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