Aloe Vera is one of those succulents which keeps on giving us more plants. If your aloe vera plants are growing healthy, then you can find small pups growing out the base of mother plant. As this plant is a clumping plant and the babies of this plant just grows and spread as they mature.
You don’t need to remove them completely from the mother plant, here are some instructions that will help you to divide, repot and grow them on in your garden to enjoy its benefits.
Dividing Aloe Vera Pups:
Even though the pups attached to the base of the plant, they do have their own roots.
- Firstly, take your healthy mother plant out of its pot and remove or brush the compost from its root.
- Check out whether the baby plants are easy to pull away from the main plant. If it comes away along with roots, then you’re good to go.
- Don’t pull them directly with your hands, instead use a sharp knife to cut them off from the parent plant.
Allow The Wounds of Aloe Vera To Heal:
Aloe Vera wounds need to be heal completely to grow healthily. Lay the mother plant and pups in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight. Leave them for 1-6 days before planting them again.
You can also repot the aloe Vera babies and parent plant after 24 hours. If you don’t get time to repot it again, don’t worry you will have 6 more days to do it. After a day you’ll notice the cut parts of the roots will have dried up slightly roughly finish.
Repotting Aloe Vera Pups:
The baby aloe Vera need to be planted separately and they need their own space to grow healthily.
- Plant them in free draining compost or mix one part of perlite with 2 parts of peat free compost.
- Gently tuck them down and firm down the compost around it. Don’t plant them deeper as it was growing out of the ground at before.
- Water them after three days of planting. Then continue watering when the compost is completely dried up.
How Much Time It Takes To Become Fully Matured?
Aloe Vera plants can survive more than 12 years if cared properly. It doesn’t need much in the way of fertilizing. They benefit from being replanted in a new pot with new compost every year and a light balanced feed in spring or autumn will be plenty.
Remember that, Aloe Vera pups need some time to become completely mature, where you can harvest their leaves for gel. It takes maximum of 3-4 years for babies to grow as long as their parent. During this time, they act as great air purifiers in your home and look great as a house plant. Aloe Vera gel is known for its healing properties, it can be used to treat sun burns, insect bites, sun burns etc.