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#1 of 6 Old 05-26-2005, 02:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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OK so this freecycle lady gave me a small aloe plant. It is a small one that was already dying and it is in a small plastic pot. Problem is I for got about it for like a week and it was in my garage.
SO I brought it up stairs and gave it some water. Then I put it on the patio fpr some sun and just left it out there b/c the really is no window that gets alot of sinlight.
Well I thought it had dies on me anyway and I just left it out there but now i see what I think is a new green frond.
HELP ME PLEASE I need advice on how to save this plant. I would love to have it live!
DO I feed it??? and if so WHAT????
How much water, and how much sunlight????????
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Let it dry out between watering. Needs some sunlight but not direct, harsh light.

My aloe does best in a sunny window or on a semi-shady, partly sunny porch. You can let it dry out completely before watering.

I need to move mine because I moved them to a very sunny location and they are getting too much sun right now. But it is in the 90's already here and very hot.

If your climate is mild, a sunnier spot might be ok.

I have tons of aloe and I really don't do anything to it. Move it in the winter and transplant the "babies" in the spring.
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Aloe does seem to be pretty easy to grow, providing you basically ignore it I had mine in a sunny window and it was growing gangbusters, then I put it out on the deck when it got warm out. Apparently it was getting too much sun there, 'cause it got all wilty and brown-looking. I snatched it back inside, and it's been fine ever since. I don't think it's been watered for at least a month, either!
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I have killed an aloe plant by overwatering it. So I second the letting it dry out. I water mine once a month, if that. Never tried it outside but in general my plants do great outside for the summer. I think I'd put it in the shade though. Good luck
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leave it outside in the shade (somewhere it will get rained on occassionally) and forget about it until weather starts turning cool. they will die if you give them too much attention.
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Yup- get it out of the sunlight- direct sun is not good for them. I all but ignore mine, eatering maybe once a month or so, and it is gigantic. The leaves are like 18 or 20 inches long, and this guy was a baby 2 years ago.
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