Repotting Our Aloe Plant and Starting New Aloe Vera Plants

I wanted to share how we are repotting our aloe plant. I’m far from an expert when it comes to houseplants but I enjoy having a few growing things inside. It helps me get through the very long winters when I cannot get outside in the garden. I love my aloe vera plant because it has so many medicinal uses when it comes to wound healing and skin care.

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Repotting Our Aloe Plant

Repotting our aloe plant is actually a fairly simple process. The new babies (called pups) grow up from the soil beside the original aloe vera plant. Here’s what you need to get started repotting leggy aloe vera.

How to Split an Aloe Vera Plant

Remove the overgrown aloe vera plant from the pot. Very carefully look at the root system before you start separating anything. You do not want to damage the root system. You will need to very carefully cut the root system apart while leaving some of the root attached to each plant. You cannot avoid cutting part of it but if you are careful, it won’t damage either plant too badly to survive. Once you have separated the pups, remove any dead leaves from around the base of the aloe vera plant.
Repotting Our Aloe Plant and Starting New Aloe Vera Plants

Place the original plant back into the pot she was in and add new potting soil. Press it down gently to remove any air bubbles. Pot each new pup into its own pot with potting soil. Place them in a warm area with indirect sunlight. Do not water them for 72 hours after planting them to allow them to acclimate. Now that you have your own aloe vera plant, have you considered making your own aloe vera gel?

Depending on the size of the pot, we usually consider repotting our aloe plant at least once or twice a year. We find that it’s happier when it’s not too crowded. You may want to check out my tips for repotting plants and see how I divided my Egyptian Walking Onions.

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