Aloe Vera Propagation Guide: Learn How To Remove Aloe Pups

Aloe vera is a succulent that keeps giving. If your plant is healthy and happy, you'll see new growth appearing at the base of the mother plant.

A mature plant will produce pups. If yours isn't, it's not old enough or growing in the right conditions. You can remove an Aloe vera pup at any time of year, but the best time is spring or summer.

I like to wait until the Aloe vera pups are good-sized, at least 4-6 inch tall. Aloe vera pups don't need to have an extensive root system, but there needs to be a few nodes showing.

Pry the pups away with a knife, small trowel, or spoon. If the root ball isn't too tight and the pups are loose enough, you can do it with your hands and no tool.

Now that your new plants are separated and ready to go, it's time to plant them in a new pot or two. A small pot for small pups is fine. You want to make sure there are drainage holes on the bottom of the pot.

You can go ahead and plant the pups in a grow pot and watch them grow.

Use link below for full guide on Propagating Aloe Vera

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