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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Aloe Vera suddenly dying?? Reply with quote

Hello all,
I have an Aloe Vera that I've had for almost five years now. I was travelling for a few months this winter so I left it with friends. But since I got it back it's been really suffering. Think it was moved a lot and prob kept in too cold a room. So I repotted it, mixing sand and compost. It looked like it was improving but in the last few days it's turned brown and the plant seem to be draining, though the central leaves are still plump. Help, I love this plant, any thoughts or advice would be great.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Aloe Vera suddenly dying?? Reply with quote

Sunflower wrote:
Hello all,
I have an Aloe Vera that I've had for almost five years now. I was travelling for a few months this winter so I left it with friends. But since I got it back it's been really suffering. Think it was moved a lot and prob kept in too cold a room. So I repotted it, mixing sand and compost. It looked like it was improving but in the last few days it's turned brown and the plant seem to be draining, though the central leaves are still plump. Help, I love this plant, any thoughts or advice would be great.

Sunflower


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Belfast,
Thanks. hope the pic comes through ok. It's embarrassing to see it like that, it actually looks REALLY awful in the photo. It was once a much happier plant - I took off some of the longer leaves near the bottom a week or so ago when I repotted it as I thought it would help, but it seems to have made it even worse.
Honestly, my other plants look better!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At a guess, I'd say it got too much water sometime and it'll be very hard to save it.

You could try putting the pot on a coaster or something similar on top of a radiator and dry the soil out completely. Worth a shot, but often once it's been overwatered, it's goodbye.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That plant went to the garden in the sky shortly after that photo was taken, it was totally dead all the way through and the compost heap seemed the best place for it! Sad but what can you do??

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