I have an Aloe Vera that I bought at Home Depot last year and it's doing
quite well, and in my searches online for more info, there was something
about using the offshoots to plant more aloe, but never found a more
detailed description about what offshoots are. Are they like runners for
strawberry/mint, or something else?
Ok. Here is a picture of my aloe(though the raspberry wants some camera time
too): www.roachsrealm.com/locus/dsc_027.jpg Would the two on the very
bottom going straight out be offshoots? And thank you.
Ok thank you(and everyone else who answered). I got aloe to use for mainly
sunburns when needed, and I know it has moisturizing properties, but I never
knew how good they were til I put some on my cracked heel a few weeks back
before I went to bed, and usually it takes days at best and weeks at worst
for regular moisturizer to fix it, but when I woke up the next morning, it
was fine. So it's good to know that I will get lots more aloe plants. And
the best thing, it doesn't matter if I forget to water it. I have started
keeping track of when I do water it though, so I don't drown Vera(yeah I
know I should have chosen a more unique name, but I'm lazy). About how long
does it take for offshoots to start growing?
The offshoots look like smaller versions of the mother plant. When they're a
nice size, about 1/4 the size of the original plant and have some of their
own roots you can remove them. Keep them in barely damp sandy soil until
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