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Help! Total Novice

Posted by GardenGoth none (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 19:37

I recently received two aloe plants from a friend, a bit yellow and wilted. I just moved to a new apt and want to start a garden. How do I transfer the aloe plants from their pots to the ground and how do I prepare the soil? Thanks! Oh, I live in WA state, if that helps.


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RE: Help! Total Novice

Aloe's are succulents and dont like to much water, I dont think they would like being in the ground in your state, they would rot. I'd leave them in a pot with a good potting mix and be very careful how much water you give it, they like to dry out between waterings. Hope this helps.
Christine


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RE: Help! Total Novice

Thank you! Actually I;m now thinking of leaving them in the pots, transferring to bigger pots when needed, and leaving them outdoors only during our sunnier, warmer weather. Thank you.


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RE: Help! Total Novice

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 13:33

Gardengoth, I know of just one aloe, Aloe aristata, that survives winters here in PNW planted in the ground - chances are that is not the one you were gifted with. If winter wet doesn't do the others in, winter temperatures will...they don't survive hard frost. Even though our winters are described as mild, there will be some nights dropping into the 20's, last year even lower.


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