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Aloe Vera Not Too Clever

My aloe vera, when I bought it last Nov was standing tall and now it's all drooping. I repotted it when bought as the pot seemed small
 Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks Andrew
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,469
    Possibly over watering?
    I don't generally water much from about October to April.Just a dribble occasionally.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Over watering, mmmm that is possible as I do seem to do that. As for soil, I haven't used a cactus mix. I used  a general  purpose mix with lots of horticultural gravel.

    Thanks Andrew
  • Can it be revived?
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,469
    You have nothing to lose by just stopping watering for now.
    Is there any sign of rot/squishyness anywhere?
    Possibly repot in a cactus mix.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • tsteed97tsteed97 Posts: 13
    It's definitely over watered, cactus mix would have been a better choice. Could be hard to revive. You could try keeping it and cutting right back on the watering and wait for a pup to grow so that you can propagate a new plant from it.
  • In the last month two new shoots have immerged so it's still growing
     I live in Northern Spain and the weather is getting warm now. Could the plant be put outdoors for the Summer? No sign of squishiness.
  • No rot either
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,469
    Fingers crossed it should be OK!
    If the weather is going to be frost free now I would put it outside.
    No water for a while but maybe a just a little with some feed?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Ok excellent. Will the drooping leaves become errect again or will they stay hanging?
  • I've just checked the soil almost getting my finger to 1/2 the depth of the pot and, the soil is bone dry? Could it be a light problem as the room where it was doesn't have a lot of natural light.?
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