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May 26, 2018 4:00 PM CST
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I have an indoor aloe plant and it's the second time it flowers but this time on the stalk theres a little bulb of leaves almost like a mini aloe plant. Can I do something with this bulb to make a new plant or should I just trim the stem?
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May 26, 2018 4:27 PM CST
Name: Celia
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I'm going to watch this because I'm curious, too.
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May 26, 2018 5:23 PM CST
Name: Sally
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I'd bet a dollar it will be (can be) a new plant- no idea the best way to proceed.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 26, 2018 5:24 PM CST
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I've let them develop a while, and then take them off and plant them up. They sometimes do form little plants like that.
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May 26, 2018 7:14 PM CST
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Hi Mimi2018, Welcome!


Hurray! Congratulations, your plant is producing babies!

That is so cool .. I've seen orchids produce Keiki's before but never any other type of plant! I agree with plantmanager Karen; I'd let them develop and grow awhile longer before snipping them off, at which time they can be potted up into small containers with good drainage and a well draining potting soil.
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May 26, 2018 8:59 PM CST
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Yes, that is a bulbil. More on the subject, with some pictures, from a recent thread here...

The thread "Aloe Plant Stem Reproducing" in Ask a Question forum

And another couple pictures here...

https://garden.org/thread/view...

You can definitely root the bulbil but I'd wait until it gets a little bigger. Just snip the dying inflorescence above the bulbil and it will keep getting larger on the flower stem until it starts being so heavy it hangs down.
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May 27, 2018 4:43 PM CST
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Wow thanks everyone! I'll definitely try your suggestions and keep you posted! I'll surely have other questions
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May 28, 2018 11:14 AM CST
Name: tarev
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That is wonderful to see a freebie baby from mommy plant!

Yes, wait a bit more for the baby to mature. Mommy plant will help sustain it. Smiling
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Sep 30, 2018 2:32 PM CST
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This is what it has grown into so far. as you can see It keeps sprouting but none of the other sprouts developed into babies. Should I leave it on the plant or repot it?
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Sep 30, 2018 2:36 PM CST
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You can definitely remove it. Cut the flower stem above and below the baby plant and seat the baby on top of soil in a container about the size of the one the mother plant is in.
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Sep 30, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
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Very cute!!

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Oct 10, 2018 9:15 AM CST
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That is pretty! I would leave that alone for now if it were mine, though you can certainly cut it off as Baja said.

It is getting into the much colder season too, light levels going much shorter and temps cooler. I would rather wait for Spring before I move that baby plant to its own container. Mother plant is nurturing it nicely for now.
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