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Aloe Vera Stem Too Long

AmandaRC says:
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Alright, so I was given an aloe vera plant from a friend who knew I was interested in purchasing one. I have removed the two "pups" from this plant, but as you can see in the picture, there is quite a bit of the stem poking out that can't be buried in the soil. Is there anything I can do about this? Cut it? Leave it? The plant is kind of bending in a weird way and I think its due so much of the stem sticking up out of the soil. I rotate the plant in the sun to see if that helps any. This is my first ever aloe vera plant and I have read several articles online, but nothing that really addresses the issue I have. I don't want to kill the plant obviously.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159

    Put it in a deeper pot of gritty compost and bury it up to the first two leaves. They do tend to sprawl.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • fidgetbones says:

    Put it in a deeper pot of gritty compost and bury it up to the first two leaves. They do tend to sprawl.

    See original post

     Will do! Thank you for your reply back and help! This is my first aloe vera plant and I just don't want to kill it (even though I've read that they're hard to kill lol). But I seen something online about you can cut the stem about 1-2" below the green, but I've no idea if it's a good or bad idea; can't believe everything you read lol.

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