Aloe Vera propagation from leaf successful?

tina2695tina2695 Posts: 1
Hello,

Around 3-4 months ago, a book fell on my dear Aloe Vera plant, resulting in one of its leaves breaking in half. So I decided to try to propagate the leaf that broke off and see what happens. First I let it dry a bit, then I potted it.
Honestly, I don't want to get my hopes too high, as I've never propagated aloe vera before and I have heard about how unlikely it is that it will be successful. But..
As it's been quite a few months now, and without any sign of the leaf drying up or rotting away, I started wondering whether the propagation could actually be successful. When I gently try to tug it a bit, it feels like it is very firmly in the soil. It is still beautifully green and firm on the inside.

So my question is: how exactly does one know when an aloe vera propagation from a leaf has been successful? 

Thanks! 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,742
    If it has roots, it is successful.   Normally Aloe vera is propagated by detaching "pups" or offshoots from the base. These will be a small rosette of leaves, and usually a piece of root.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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