When i transplanted the child , they had small roots , i transplanted them but i didnt irrigate them , because in the youtube video i saw it said that is not a good idea to irrigate the plants inmediatly after the transplantation and its better to wait some days.
The problem is that after 4 days of transplating (without irrigation) the plant began to became brown instead of green and the plants began to look bad, they dont look vigorous, so i decided to irrigate them, i irrigate them two days ago but the plants still look awful, they look brown and it seems they are dying , do anybody have an idea of whats going on? Any idea?
1. Place them in a semi-shaded location. My aloe vera nursery is under a big Aprium tree. They get very limited sunlight there. Aloe vera don't like a super hot and sunny location in general. People think of them as a arid loving, sun loving plant, but they are really an understory plant.
2. Water them, but don't over water them. I think you made a mistake by not giving them some water -- particularly if they are in a small pot. Once you heat those roots up, the top of the plant goes into shock. Small pots get so hot, particularly if the pot itself is in the sun.
You'll need to baby them and give them a little drink daily. If you've got a sandy cactus mix, it doesn't hold much moisture, so a daily drink may be necessary, particularly, as I said, if they are in tiny pots.
You may want to bury the pot up the rim, so that the roots don't get so hot and your planting soil doesn't dry out so quickly. Once the plant has established itself, just pull the pot out of the ground.
I suppose I should have consulted Miracle Max from 'The Princess Bride' and he would have been able to tell me that my aloe wasn't really dead, it was only mostly dead.
Ronaldo Montoya wrote:It has passed 10 days and the plant still look brown, i have irrigated twice but it didnt get any better.
Here is a pic of the plant.
I planted 2 little aloe vera in a big pot as you can see.
I think maybe there are many types of aloe...mine look brownish like that after they've been out doors awhile after a winter inside with indirect light. I have them in a mostly shady spot outside and they are growing out of the brown look. I've never put them in direct sun though ...mind don't like it. They are getting a lot of rain lately and seem to be thriving.
Henry Jabel wrote:Looks like too much direct sunlight take them out of the sun for a few days and they should turn green again.
I agree. My aloes do best with only partial sun, only a few hours a day. In the winter, they live under the lemon tree in the greenhouse, where they get next to no sun, and when they come out in the spring (to a shaded location) they look fine.