How to propagate aloes

How to propagate aloes

We show you how to propagate new aloe plants by separating offsets.

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Aloes, such as Aloe vera, can be propagated by leaf cuttings or seed sown in a heated propagator, but the most reliable way is by separating the young offsets – also known as ‘pups’.

These are essentially baby plants that share part of the parent plant’s root system and occur naturally at its base. Wait until these offsets are roughly one fifth of the size of the parent plant, then separate and pot them on.

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