Ive had an aloe plant for about 6 mths now. Since then Ive had it in m
kitchen, unfortunatly there are no windows in my house that take i
sun! Now my plant has become very limp! Can i put it under a 75 watt o
larger black light at night? Its cold now averaging a high of 5
degrees during the day. I dont want to put it outside due to the cold!
Note that the link Cereus sent mentions that Aloe is an exception to
the south window rule. My Aloe lives on a north windowsill from
Oct - June. It is over the sink so the humidity is a bit better
than the rest of the house-- but I doubt I water it once a month.
Wishful thinking on your part, Jim Bob.
Did you completely miss the sentence saying: "A north or east-facing window
will never do."?
I said they can handle less intense light not a north facing window. That's
not the same thing. Day length is important too.
[Thanks very much for the input!! I definatley will check out tha
link. I have a brown thumb. I was happy when I got the aloe plant fo
my B-day..since its a cactus I figured I wouldnt be able to kill thi
one...I always forget to water more than remember to. The onl
windowsill in my whole house since I have storm windows is the one i
the kitchen and when you look out that window you are looking into th
covered carport. So there is really no way to get it in to natura
light.... Thanks for your help...I will keep searching
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Ive had an aloe plant for about 6 mths now. Since then Ive had it i
kitchen, unfortunatly there are no windows in my house that take in
sun! Now my plant has become very limp! Can i put it under a 75 wat
larger black light at night? Its cold now averaging a high of 50
degrees during the day. I dont want to put it outside due to th
How often have you been watering it? Mine just gets a
thorough soak once per month.
***Sorry I didnt read the part about not deleteing all the stuff i
quotes!!!! I checked out that website and is was very helpful, Th
potting soil I have Sucks!!! When i water my plants the water jus
stands on the top of the soil it doesnt absorb...so I imagine it
really holding in the moisture once it finally does. I like the ti
about using 2 parts cat liter. I have 3 cats and work for anima
control and litter is definatley obtainable!! Im going to tr
re-potting with the soil mixture and wait a few weeks before waterin
so the roots can mend....I will check back for any other tips and if
need more help (im sure i will), Thanks again for all your help!!!
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can do well in low light. . . ."
My Aloe Vera has wintered on a north window for 10 years. [zone 5- in
a valley- mighty short days in January] It wasn't happy when it
was on the south window with the Violets- but that might be because my
wife watered it too much there.
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