Aloe vera stinks to high heaven!
I have had what I was told is an Aloe vera plant for four years now. It's doing very well with lots of new growth, and I am careful not to over water it...disease/rot are not an issue at all. The plant smells fine but whenever I break open one of the leaves and squeeze out the gel it smells like a bad onion. Is this a normal smell for a true aloe plant, or do you think mine is some other variety of succulent or aloe?
PS This is not my plant, but it looks just like it: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Aloe_vera_with_shoots.jpg