[Aloe Vera] The Easiest Clones you'll Get!

[Aloe Vera] The Easiest Clones you'll Get!

Ian
Ian
29 Jan 2014

Taking cuttings is nobody's idea of fun. What if we told you plants could clone themselves?

Enter Aloe Vera! They produce ‘offsets’ that are a genetic replica of the parent. Here's how we potted 'em on in our Sheffield greenhouse!

Equipment Needed

You can pick your own pots, media and nutrients.

When we did this in our Sheffield greenhouse, we used:

The sheeting is optional, really. But unless you like making a mess, you'll want to some kind cover!

Use whatever you've got lying around.

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The process

It's pretty easy, really and tough to go wrong.

Step 1

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Establish your Aloe Vera Plant.

Step 2

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Get your equipment together and spread out your cover. 

Step 3

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Identify the offsets you want to turn into new plants.

Step 4

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Remove the parent plant from its container.

Step 5

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Directly underneath the offset, loosen the growing media with your fingertips and work away any loose media.

Step 6

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You can now clearly see the root system of both the parent and offset. Hold the offset at the base and gently pull away.

Step 7

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Fill the 3.8L RhizoPot with enough growing media to bury the roots and provide room for future growth .

Step 8

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Put the new little Aloe Vera into the planting hole and back fill with more Coco if needed.

Step 9

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Water in with your preferred nutrient – we chose Canna Coco Professional (CF 12, pH 6). 

Rinse and repeat for all other offsets.


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Ian
Ian
About the author

Ian's our Sheffield shop manager. He loves tinkering in the greenhouse. Drop by to see what he's growing.

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