Return to the House Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Black spots on aloe vera??

Posted by eileen_plants z6ny (My Page) on
Sat, May 19, 07 at 14:32

I bought an aloe vera about a month ago, and since then,although it has put out new growth, some of the existing leaves have developed black patches that are dry, with no liquid inside. Am I overwatering? Or is this some disease? Any help much appreciated.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Black spots on aloe vera??

I really don't know. As you are not getting any anwers here, I'd suggest you post in the cacti and succulent forum. I'm sure someone out there will know what is the matter with your Aloe.If you have any photos it will help. Good luck.

RE: Black spots on aloe vera??

It's hard to say without seeing it, but if the plant is inside, and you've only had it for a month, it should not have needed much water. Take it out of the pot, and see if the soil is wet. If so, gently remove what soil you can, and leave it dry out (not in direct sun) for a few days. Then repot in a container just slightly larger than the root mass, using a Cactus soil mixed with perlite. Do not water for another week, and then only lightly at first.
Good growing!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the House Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here