Aloe vera, is a plant species of the genus Aloe. It grows wild in tropical climates around the world, and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. It is also used for decorative purposes, and grows successfully indoors as a potted plant.
Fortunately, Aloe Vera plants are very resilient. They don’t mind the bumblings of a beginner, I mean rough handling!
I recommend repotting your Aloe Vera outside. It’s going to get messy. Perhaps open up a big trash bag to work over. Also, you might want to wear gardening gloves if you have sensitive skin.
First of all, Pull your Aloe plants out of its pot. You can be rough with your plant. It’s not the end of the world if a leaf breaks off – You can put it to good use, like gel extraction.
So, You might have to do a lil circus here, like shake the pot, tap the sides of the pot to loosen the soil. So that you can easily pluck the plants without damaging the root much.
How does an aloe vera plant reproduce or propagate?
Answer: They produce small “offsets” or baby plants at the base of the original plant. If left in place, they will grow and expand the entire plant size. Or, you can gently pull them apart and pot them as separate plants. This is what I am doing here. I am separating all the smaller offsets from the mother plant and repotting them individually.
Aloe vera is a tough plant, so don’t worry about hurting it.
If you have a root stimulant, Treat the roots of the Aloe plant with it. You don’t have to do this, but it will insure a higher likelihood of a successful transplant.
Fill up the new pots with potting soil. You need not be much choosy about this point. You can plant them in any soil, like, plain soil, coco-peat or peat moss, sand, or a mixture of these.
I usually mix plain soil, cocopeat, compost and sand and make the potting mix. Need not worry about proportions. If you need sturdy soil for plant anchoring, put more of plain soil and if you want more drainage add more of sand or coco-peat.
So, keeping the Aloe plants with the roots intact, start planting them one by one. Depending on how big the pot is, you can plant up to three plants, and more if it’s a really huge pot. If you are planting a lot of plants in one, you will probably have to repot all over again sooner rather than later.
After doing this, thoroughly water the pots and, that’s it!