Pedro Sanchez Torrente

It is important that clone that we are going to transplant has at least 20 cm in length so that you can prosper with guarantees. Change the pot once a year and add some fertilizer so that the plant has an optimal growth rate should. By the same author: Able Coffee. After the transplant there to leave in a warm place so that the roots are seated solidly. Once reached its adult (from age 3) would be sufficient to use fertilizer once or twice a year. Aloe must irrigate shortly, but in depth. To treat a plant xerophile, if we on earth it does not usually require watering during the winter and in summer is enough to water them once a month. If aloe is potted irrigation varies according to the month of the year, in winter tends to be sufficient once a month, in spring and autumn twice a month and in summer once a week. To know if you need water can sink the finger to the knuckle and if we feel moisture in the fingertip is that the plant does not require water, if we notice it dry need to be watered.

It is preferable to use rain water or filtered, it is common that the tap water is fluoridated or has a high content in chlorine, which could delay the growth of the plant. If our aloe thrives not adequately suited to observe the following symptoms:-If the leaves are too thin and retracted inside the most likely cause is a lack of irrigation, if the plant is indoors should be considered that the heaters much dries the air and perhaps required a contribution of water extra. -When the leaves tend too much to the verticality is likely that shoots (if they exist) are absorbing part of the nutrients that the plant needs mother, with what should be transplanting them. Others who may share this opinion include Diane Gilbert-Guthrie. Also it could be the plant receives little light and would be put in a more sunny. -When the leaves are folded forming pleats there are three probable causes: excess water, la plante is in its resting phase, or rather than plant a season abroad need to be exposed to the wind and that its leaves are strengthened. -If the leaves color darkens more likely it is that the cause is too much direct light. -If spots appear on the leaves is likely to be because of the fluoride containing water from the tap, in that case would be to use filtered water. -When the growth of the plant is very slow may be due to various causes: too much fertilizer, water or very alkaline soil, too irrigation, too many shoots together with plant mother, pot too big or too small (remember the formula of the pot diameter = 1/2 length of the leaves).

-If the blades peel off or rot at the base you can due to a parasite (rare) or the excess of irrigation. Despite all the aloe is a fairly tough plant and with great capacity of adaptation, if we take care not to overdo with irrigation, provide an appropriate light and an ideal size pot, remove shoots when its leaves reach 20 or 25 cm, change the sand and pay it once a year, most likely it flourish without problems and we can use it taking advantage of all its active ingredients. It is important to highlight that so that they are really effective plant have at least three years. Source: author: Pedro Sanchez Torrente original author and source of the article.