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Old 07-25-2015, 12:56 PM
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need some help with my aloe plant


so the other day when i was bringing my aloe plant in i noticed that a couple of the stems turned a redish brown. they are still full and juicy they arent dried up or any thing and its only the stems that when i got the plant were bent and broke. is this normal for it to change colors like this? i have and it in full sun and i dont over water it. can any one help me out with whats going on? i can post pictures if needed
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:35 PM
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Hi Drake,
Usually if it's turning red it's because it's getting a little to much sun. It will turn green again if you move it out of direct sun. The broken ones should callous over on the ends and be fine. Aloes are pretty forgiving plants.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:27 PM
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ok awesome thanks ill do that. yea the broken ones did callous and are stronger then when i got it
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:00 PM
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Post a picture of it. I'd love to see it. I'll post a picture of ones I got in a trade here last year. ( thanks deb-b) . They've gone crazy . I've taken babies from them already. Lol
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:35 PM
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i will do that! babies!!! thats awesome i cant wait for mine to have some babies how much direct sunlight do you let yours get?
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:08 PM
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The bigger ones get about 5 hours of direct sunlight and a couple of indirect a day. The smaller ones get about 3 hours a day. The smaller ones are inside,the larger ones are on my front porch.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:12 PM
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oh ok ive been giving mine like 10 hours of direct im giving mine way to much. sorry for the crappy pictures i just rushed a few together











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Old 07-26-2015, 12:43 PM
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does that soil drain fast? If I were you I'd cut off the damaged leaves, take it out of the soil, let it dry out for a few days and then pot it up again. Let the soil dry out before watering.
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Old 07-26-2015, 01:01 PM
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the soil does drain well i just watered it a little before i took the pictures and i do let the soil dry out before before i re water it. so just pull it out of the soil let it dry and cut off the brown stems?
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:07 PM
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If it drains well, just cut the damage off. It should be fine.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:34 PM
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yea i changed soil and i cut the damaged stems off. thanks for the quick help
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