Growing an aloe plant from a seed

Durch_Den_MonsunAugust 7, 2012

On the first of August, I received 3 aloe seeds and a little planting system in the mail (ordered it from dunecraft). I did what the instructions said, I placed the seed on top of the soil, gently pushed it down with my finger (it didn't go anywhere, and I didn't want to damage my naiols, so it's basically sitting on top of the soil) and sprinkled the packaged gravel that came with the seeds on top (to keep the seed in place they said). I'd just like to know if I'm doing everything right, am I doing anything wrong, is there anything I should be doing to help germination? The seed hasn't sprouted yet, and the instructions said it should in 1-4 mounts.. is this true? It could be 4 months before it sprouts? I also have a cover on top of the pot to lock in heat. Am I on the right track here? Also, I only planted 1 seed. What is he best way to preserve the other two for future planting?

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Durch_Den_Monsun

It's an aloe ferox plant. Also known as Cape Aloe or Red Aloe, if this helps.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 12:50AM
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kishoow

Hi, I think we are in the same situation right now.

I planted to different aloe seeds Aloe ferox and Aloe vera(barbadensis miller) on the 3th of this month but nothing has sprouted yet. I covered the pots with plastic to lock in the heat and humidity.

So right now i'm patiently waiting till i see something sprouting.

Please update me with your progress.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 11:30PM
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kishoow

Forgot to say I sowed the seeds almost on the top so it's not to deep and I sowed 5 seeds aloe ferox and 10 seeds aloe vera.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 11:33PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

A University of Arizona blog says Aloes can also be grown from seed but takes time and is most successful under greenhouse conditions.. I've tinkered with succulents and cactus from seed. Without specific reference to Aloe, I've found the very fresh seed are best and that they have a short shelf life.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2012 at 2:02PM
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kishoow

Today when I watched the seeds I saw 2 tiny green things popping out of the soil. Obviously these are the seedlings. They are only 3 mm

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:00AM
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kishoow

forgot to say those were the aloe ferox seedlings, the aloe vera seeds didnt sprout yet.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:02AM
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kishoow

Forgot to say those where the aloe ferox seeds. The aloe vera didnt sprout yet.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:03AM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

I would sow all the seed now, it's better fresh.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 12:34AM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

I would sow all the seed now, it's better fresh.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 12:35AM
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kishoow

The aloe vera sprouted! At which length do I need to remove the plastic wrap of the pot? They are a half inch right now.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:59AM
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