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7/7/2014 9:45:35 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 

jovany_v
Pascagoula, MS
22, joined Jul. 2013


My aloe vera looks like it is dead in the center of the leaves. They are yellowed and thin. Could someone tell me what is wrong with them? But it is only in the middle of the leaves



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7/8/2014 10:13:24 AMProblem with my Aloe Vera 

tileman1814
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,764)
Kalispell, MT
97, joined Nov. 2007


Quote from jovany_v:
My aloe vera looks like it is dead in the center of the leaves. They are yellowed and thin. Could someone tell me what is wrong with them? But it is only in the middle of the leaves


Basics:
Because Aloe Vera plants are very succulent and consist of 95% water, they are extremely frost tender. If they are grown outdoors in warm climates, they should be planted in full sun, or light shade. The soil should be moderately fertile, and fast draining. Established plants will survive a drought quite well, but for the benefit of the plant, water should be provided.
Because of their popularity, Aloe vera plants are available at almost every garden shop or nursery. Unless you live in area with a very mild climate, it's best to leave your Aloe plant in the pot and place it near a window that gets a lot of sun.
You can move the pot outdoors during the summer months.
Aloe Vera is a succulent, and as such, stores a large quantity of water within its leaves and root system. During the winter months, the plant will become somewhat dormant, and utilize very little moisture. During this period watering should be minimal. Allow the soil to become completely dry before giving the plant a cup or two of water.
During the summer months, the soil should be completely soaked, but then be allowed to dry again before re-watering. Aloes have a shallow, spreading root system so when it is time to repot choose a wide planter, rather than a deep one. Use a planter with a drainage hole, or provide a 1-2 inch layer of gravel in the bottom of the pot to ensure adequate drainage. Use a good commercial potting mix with extra perlite, granite grit, or coarse sand added. You may also use a packaged 'cacti mix' soil.
Fertilize yearly, in the spring with half strength, bloom type fertilizer (10-40-10).
Aloe Vera plants are propagated by removing the offsets which are produced around the base of mature plants, when they are a couple inches tall (or larger). They can also be grown from seed.

Good Luck.

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7/9/2014 1:17:49 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (296,171)
Assumption, IL
69, joined May. 2010


too wet

7/10/2014 3:50:08 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 

ragin_gaijin
AndowjCesena
Italy
25, joined Jun. 2014


Stop trolling DH

7/10/2014 6:45:57 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (296,171)
Assumption, IL
69, joined May. 2010


OP ~~ The center of the plant is the new growth.

Stop watering and allow the plant soil to begin to dry -- it will probably lose most of its outside fronds but it you can save the center the plant will come back over time.

Good luck.

7/10/2014 7:55:43 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 

ragin_gaijin
AndowjCesena
Italy
25, joined Jun. 2014


Stop trolling DH

7/12/2014 8:56:13 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (296,171)
Assumption, IL
69, joined May. 2010


The pl;ant may have root rot, OP.

Remove it from the current soil and replant in 3-1 sand/soil .... very little water (it is a humidity plant)

7/21/2014 8:00:53 PMProblem with my Aloe Vera 

frank_underwood
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Columbia, SC
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It's allergic to your second hand smoke