The Aloe Vera is an easy houseplant with an origin in the Middle East. Because of its healing effect the plant is very popular. The juice has a cooling effect and can work well in case of skin burns or eczema. Enough reason to propagate the Aloe Vera!
- Aloe Vera
- Sharp knife
- Flower pot with fresh potting soil
Step-by-step plan for the propagation of an Aloe Vera
- Clean the knife beforehand with pure alcohol or disinfectant.
- Dig out the mother plant. This way you can expose the pups and its roots.
- Then cut off the pups diagonally. Preferably a pup including roots!
- Let the rooted cuttings dry for about 4 days. The cuttings without roots are best left to dry for 4 weeks. Drying the wound stimulates root growth.
- You can repot the cutting with roots or starting root growth in a flower pot with fresh soil. Do not water the first period.
- After about one month in the flowerpot you can water the cutting through a normal watering schedule. From this month onwards you will probably also see that the cutting has grown a bit.