What should I do to save my aloe?
Please, help me to save my aloe plant. What ‘s wrong with it? Seems it is just dying. The leaves are getting dry and before I thought it has a problem to root good. What should I do? Should I replant it? Maybe the pot is too big for it or ok?
And one more question. What kind of aloe it is? Can you identify it? I’ll appreciate all your answers! Thank you!
It looks like your aloe plant doesn’t have enough of light, and maybe it is getting a cold draught – the browny red tint of the leaves could be an indicator. Put your plant on the south-facing windowsill or somewhere with more light. Also, it is better to repot your aloe.
This is Aloe variegata, also known as Tiger aloe and Partridge-breasted aloe. For sure get it out of the pot and inspect the roots. Replant into a loam-based compost with plenty of added drainage material such as sharp sand, grit, or perlite. Make sure the pot has good drainage holes. Don’t overwater your aloe, make sure the soil dries out fully between waterings.
This is what was left from the roots of my aloe variegata ….. basically nothing 🙁 I am really not sure why this has happened. I checked the soil, no bugs, the roots were not rotten, basically just no roots. Maybe it wasn’t watered enough? I left the house for one months and my family members were watering my plants. When I came back, aloe wasn’t in a good shape.
Will my Tiger aloe grow new roots if set in water?
It’s been half of the month since I’ve re-potted my Tiger aloe (aloe variegata) in a smaller pot with a new special soil mix for succulents. Seems it didn’t mind and sits there felling happier. I’ll see how it will behave further. 🙂 Hope, my plant will survive and start growing!