You will need
- Adult plant of aloe (A. arborescens)
- Ready soil for cacti
- Washed sand
- The expanded clay or gravel
Cut the cuttings from adult plants of aloe. Try to cut the stalk had at least three pairs of leaves. The plant, which cuts the stalk must be strong and healthy. With weakened plants-nurseries and the cuttings are weakened. Dry stalk within a few days. Take your time. Cuttings aloe can root even after three weeks drying.
Aloe – a succulent, so water it often rots than rooted. Do not take chances. Korenaga aloe as well as all of the succulents in the ground. Mix soil for cacti with washed sand in proportion 1:1.
On the bottom of the pot, place a layer of expanded clay or gravel, for drainage. If you are accustomed to water their plants every day, make sure you have good drainage and make sure the drainage holes in the pot were not clogged. This will keep your aloe from the Gulf, until you get used to the special watering for succulents.
Plant the cutting into soil, do not bury too deeply, it is sufficient if the lower pair of leaves will barely touch the surface of the soil. If the shaft is unstable, pour a layer of gravel on top of the soil. Carefully pour and put in a bright warm place. Aloe – child of the desert, so it does not need high humidity while rooting. It is not necessary to place the pot of rooting cuttings of aloe in a propagation case. But he needs a lot of sun, and preferably bright.
Rooting of cutting may take two to four weeks. It is very important during this period to comply with the watering. It's better to be less water than more. It is a plant adapted to prolonged periods of drought, but waterlogging is almost not stand. Aloe deeper root, if you water it only after complete drying, carefully follow this. That your baby is rooted, you will understand, seeing a new leaf peeking out from the outlet.
If you had to the stability of the cutting pour a layer of gravel on top of soil, keep in mind that the gravel slows down evaporation. In this case, to water rooting cuttings aloe is even less, about 1 every two weeks.