Submit your house plant to the new forum and ask others for identification. Gardeners with mature plants have probably seen the seeds in the flowers after they brown and lose petals. After watering, you are complete, then follow the normal procedure of watering Aloes...(see here) , and caring for them. How does the Light Influence aloe Growing? I cut the leaves close to the stem to make the plant look more attractive, otherwise half a leaf sticks out with no tip and does not look that great. Offsets are also known as pups because they are kind of babies of the parent plant. The pups usually form from underground stolons. Lighting: bright to sunny. If some are brown, remove them and you can also cut away unhealthy leaves with a sharp knife. Additionally, Houseplantsexpert.com participates in various other affiliate programs, and we sometimes get a commission through purchases made through our links. I will not water the plant now until the soil becomes dry. -- Aloe V, Aloe barbadensis (botanical/scientific). hide. I just cut this leaf off of my plant. Press J to jump to the feed. Seeds that are light colored or white are not ready to harvest and will not germinate. Zebra Plants are usually small and low growing succulents. Propagation is simple and can be done with cuttings as small as 2 or 3 segments. Lets take a look at how to propagate an Aloe Vera by taking leaf cuttings and offsets from the parent plant. Propagation: The Lace Aloe can be propagated from the many offsets it produces. It’s perfect for growing as a houseplant, even for succulent beginners, where it will require little maintenance. Cattleya, Lycaste, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum. Aloe can be grown from cuttings, but it needs to be a stem cutting, not a leaf cutting. The Aloe Vera is a popular succulent type house plant, well known for its healing properties. Lets take a look at rooting an aloe vera plant from a leaf cutting and separating aloe pups. As you can see it has been neglected, lacking soil, outgrown the pot, has offsets, and for some reason has a mother of thousands plant growing next to it (must have been close to a mother of thousands plant and plantlets dropped in the pot). Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Its branches are covered with peach-colored flowers in the summer, which helps attract bees. If your plant is healthy and happy, you’ll see babies, or pups, growing off the base of the mother plant. That is, if you manage to harvest a small section of stem along with a leaf, such is if you cut a leaf free, making sure the base of the stem remains attached, rather than pulling one free. Notice how the original leaf has wrinkled as its life-giving fluids have gone into leaf and root production? Use rooting hormone at the cut after one week. They usually pup often. Native Habitat: South Africa. Aloe Vera leaves have a lot of moisture, and tend to rot before they can take root. Once the plant and roots are placed in the hole, fill the pot with soil and press the soil down slightly with your fingers to enable the plant to be solid enough so it will not topple over once it grows. The Lace Aloe is a rosette-shaped succulent with long, sword-shaped leaves. If you can, buy a bag of cactus potting mix for planting and repotting an Aloe vera indoors, its the best soil to use (ignore what I am using – I am in Thailand and these will grow outdoors). Leave a Comment / Succulents / By moodyblooms. The sap from leaves has wonderful topical benefits, especially on burns. Using a small pot make a hole big enough to place the cutting inside (you can use a finger or pencil). If the plant does not come out you can squeeze the side of the pot, tap the sides, or tap the rim of the pot upside down on the edge of a table or low wall. The leaves turning pinkish-brown is a sign that the part is dead, hence trimming off would help the remaining Aloe Vera stay green and healthy. Lace Aloe can also be propagated successfully by seed. Find a suitable size pot (make sure it has drainage holes), fill it with potting mix loosely and then make a deep and wide enough hole with your finger for the plants lower stem and roots to be planted. Leaf-Bud Cuttings. And there is an undeniable resemblance between some of their subspecies. The torch plant can grow up to 16-18″ inches (40-45cm). Has anyone successfully propagated new aloe plant from leaf? I’ll show you the easiest method of Aloe vera propagation, in my opinion anyway. Anything and everything about succulents, a.k.a. You can see in the picture below an offset and leaves removed. Soil: mixes for cacti and succulents. The leaf margins are covered in white spines. I don't believe it is possible to propegate via leave, but I could be mistaken. Our quiver tree aloe lost some leaves during a storm and I'm holding onto them just in case. Each leaf is about 15cm (6 inch) long and 2cm (0.8 inch) wide, spotted with tubercles. Roseopicta, C. Zebrina, C. Crocata, C. Makoyana, C Lancifolia and others. Take a cutting with a good sharp knife. The margins of the leaves are lined with white horny materials and both the margins and the surfaces of the leaves are minutely toothed with short, soft white spines. Aloe V, Medicine Plant, True Aloe, Burn Plant, (common). Sometimes you have to cut away an offset and other times you can just pull them away from the parent plant. For rhizome plants like Aloe, stem cells seem to only be in significant amounts at the very base of the leaves where they join the rhizome. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Root cuttings/runners: yes. You can see the yellowish latex dripping out. 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