What will help a Aloe Vera Plant grow?

@Lshauna1 (216)
United States
October 14, 2006 7:26am CST
I received this Aloe Vera plant from a friend back in april and I swear it has not grown yet. I added it to a pot with another plant and the other plant has grown a whole lot. I do not water the plants too often because I do not want to water them to much.They get the right light. I was thinking about putting it into a little pot of it's own to see if that will help it GROW if anybody can help me Please help.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
14 Oct 06
I have many aloe vera plants, but they're all outside in my yard. They do very well there. My neighbors are free to come and take whatever they need. We do not have to tend them at all. Is it possible for you to plant yours outside?
• United States
14 Oct 06
I'd be happy to send you some at no charge. I'll check with the Post Office to find out if I can send it and, if so, the best way to pack it. Just give me a few days to check it out and I'll get back on here and let you know.
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
15 Oct 06
I am new at this if you can tell me how to contact you I will give you all my info. i like this site so i will check it everyday. Thanks in advance.
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
15 Oct 06
I am new at this if you can tell me how to contact you I will give you all my info. i like this site so i will check it everyday. Thanks in advance.
@hindol_86 (232)
• India
22 Oct 06
i think u should remove the other plant from the same pot...i might be taking away all the nutrients of the soil...moreover u should water the aloe vera regularly...and keep it in open space under plenty of sunlight and air...i do have an aloe vera plant too and i only give it water regularly and its placed under open sunlight...i has grown well...
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thanks I replanted them with the plants from Claudia and new soil they seem to be doing GREAT. Thanks Lshauna
@areail (16)
• New Zealand
22 Oct 06
re-pot your plant also alovera grows better in a smaller pot compared to most plants. when these plants are small they also grow slow, stress of repoting will also delay growth.
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thanks for the info. I replanted it in another pot with the aloe plants Claudia sent me and it seems to be doing good.
• Hyderabad, India
17 Oct 06
that grows naturally it deos't need any water for that plant
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I have to put a little of water but not alot and I do not water it everyday.
@bhbirdie6 (1771)
• United States
14 Oct 06
I think these plants tend to be slow growing as a general rule. Just be sure to water it and give it plenty of sun. It'll grow eventually.
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
15 Oct 06
When my mom had these plants they would grow so big and fast & pretty. I really think it has to go into a pot by themselves. Thanks
@i_agree_but (1185)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Oct 06
Wish you find a good response from someone who knows about it. I don't know anything about this. Sorry.
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
14 Oct 06
Thanks anyway.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
14 Oct 06
Put it in a pot of it's own and keep it moist and it might grow. Is it still alive I wonder. Perhaps the friend who gave it to you originally will be able to give you another plant if she has them growing. If your friend can do that, then put the new one in its own pot from the very start. Good luck and I hope it grows for you. :)
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
14 Oct 06
Ossie you is right I need to put it in a pot by itself cause I looked today and the POOR PLANT don't have a chance to grow withthe other plant the other plant is growing like crazy. i do not water my plants too much because I don't want to over water them and when I go on my out of town trips I call my fiance and ask him to water my plants. I have very pretty plants I will have to post them oneday. My friend did not know what kind of plant it was until I told him and they were not growing for him. Thanks for your feedback.
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
14 Oct 06
It might do better by itself
@Lshauna1 (216)
• United States
14 Oct 06
I want to Thank You All for responsing to my post. I think it would do good. by itself I just watered my plants and the poor plant don't have a chance with this other plant it is in the pot with. The other plant is growing like crazy. I am going out today and get it a pot. I truly feel that is the reason (it don't have room to grow. POOR PLANT.