Aloe vera attracts flower growers with its simplicity of maintenance and medicinal properties. But at the same time, the flower-medicine really does not like tightness and requires periodic seating. The shoots quickly take root in a new place and turn into young plants. You just need to properly separate them and transplant them. Let’s talk about this in our article.

It would be useful to know how to plant an aloe plant at home, as there are a number of nuances that are worth considering. For example, a freshly bought flower needs to be kept in a pot for 3 weeks before being transplanted. During this period, the agave adapts to new growing conditions. It is better to set the pot separately from other flowers.

Choose good soil! Aloe does not need very fertile soil. The substrate should be light and loose, water and breathable. Acidity – weak or neutral. The ideal option is special soil for succulents and cacti, which can be purchased at any gardening store. It contains enough nutrients necessary for the full development of young plants.


The day before transplanting, the flower should be well watered. The plant should be transplanted into a pot that is 3 cm larger than the size of the previous pot, without completely changing the composition of the substrate. At the bottom of the new pot, pour drainage and some earth on top. Then you need to turn the old one over and plant the flower, together with an earthy clod, in a new one. The root neck of the flower should be 2-3 cm below the top of the container. Do not water immediately after transplanting. Place the aloe pot in the shade for 3-4 days.

At home, aloe reproduction can be carried out in any season. It is important to maintain the optimum temperature in the room. But the ideal time for transplanting is spring. Before the start of active vegetation, the plant is full of energy, it is more successfully restored. As a result, rooting is much faster and transplanting aloe into a pot is not difficult.

Aloe actively gives children. They form at the very base of the root and have their own roots. This feature greatly facilitates the transplant process.

In order to separate the baby, the plant is completely taken out of the pot, after watering. Children from the main stem are separated along with the roots. This can be done simply with your hands, gently shaking off the ground from the roots and separating the shoots. Then the process is carefully transplanted into moistened sand.


There are many ways to plant aloe sprouts without a root. You can cut off or pinch off an agave leaf at the base, dry it for 3-4 days and place it in a low container filled with wet sand to a depth of 1-2 cm. The soil is moistened by spraying as needed. (Be careful: if the ground is damp all the time, the leaves will start to rot!) A rooted leaf can be transplanted into a small pot of cactus soil.

Similarly, aloe vera can be propagated using cuttings. For example, trim an elongated succulent using pruners, a sharp knife, or scissors. Then it is enough to place the cutting in water or a nutrient substrate. After a while, it will turn into an independent plant.

Rooted apical cuttings or aloe babies with roots should be planted in not very large containers, since their root system is still small.

Until the aloe takes root in a new pot, it is kept in a place protected from the sun. After planting, the plant is watered a few days later – after the top layer of the substrate has dried.

As you can see, planting, transplanting or propagating aloe is a simple matter. If all instructions are followed, the succulent will quickly take root and begin to grow.


By Yara

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