Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to Preserve and Regrow an Aloe Vera Leaf

If you want to regrow a broken aloe vera leaf, you can do this easily by drying it until a thin layer of skin grows over the moist sap. If you are in a rush, a few hours will do but if you want the best results, leave it to dry for 3 days. Fill a pot with sandy loam mixture or cactus soil and then insert the broken leaf. Make sure that the damaged side faces down 1/3 of the way into the soil. Water it but just until the soil is a little bit moist. For the first four weeks, keep the soil moist and not soaked while the aloe leaf is transplanting. Don't worry if the leaf shrinks and dry up as it develops roots. After a month when the plant has developed roots, water it once a month and place it in a spot where it can get sunlight. If you are living in a cold climate, more the pot away from the window during the evenings.

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