Old Curving Aloe Plant
by Roxanne Rench
My aloe plant is about 24yrs old & it's curved & very heavy on one side. It always produces "babies" that I remove when they get a yr or two old. Is there a way to get my mother plant to straighten out, after all these yrs?
Drought Smart Plants reply:
That is one venerable old Aloe!
I don't think you could straighten out a stem that long after this length of time, as it probably lacked light at some time in the past and got etiolated (stretching towards the light). Unfortunately now it's probably quite brittle, and trying to straighten it will break it.
Thanks for sharing this great plant, Roxanne - may it live many more years under your care!
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