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Kentucky
Kskid
Nov 22, 2017 10:53 PM CST
Hey everyone, I'm new here! I have a problem with my aloe vera having no roots, but I think it's also due to rot. I was transplanting some things today and when I came to this little guy I realized it wasn't connected to roots at all. It's almost like it detached itself, because the root cluster is still there in the dirt. The base of the plant is discolored and a little soft. I also noticed some discoloration at the base of some of the leaves. Is there anything I can do to save the plant? Any suggestions would be very very helpful!
Thanks!
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Nov 22, 2017 11:07 PM CST
I don't think there's much you can do. The yellowish stem at the base of the leaves is a bad sign. You can always pot it up on fresh soil and try. Do not water for at least a week or two and then only very sparingly through the winter. If all the leaves release from the stem, you know it's over.

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Nov 23, 2017 7:52 AM CST
I would get rotten part cut out first. Then leave out of pot, to scab over for a week.
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Kentucky
Kskid
Nov 23, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Well, it looks like the rot was worse than I thought. Sad I decided to cut the rot off like Philip suggested, and the plant just kind of came apart. I'll cut the rot from the leaves and hope they'll callus. Maybe I can get more plants from them in time.
Thank you both for your responses!
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deborarichie
Apr 10, 2018 10:21 AM CST
My Alevera plant has no roots all came off in the dirt Ithis was a plant that was roofed in water for about a year I put it in the dirt a week later the roots died I have a plant with no roots so should I put it back in water or just stick it in the dirt any suggestions will help thanks a lot
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Apr 10, 2018 10:28 AM CST
Put it in dirt. Use a pot with holes at the bottom and fast draining soil. There is a high risk of rot if you try to root it in water.

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