Tips On Treating Wilting Aloe Veras
One of the more laid-back succulents, aloe vera, is a happy houseplant in most cases. Few problems affect the plant as long as it has excellent drainage and good light. Aloe plants, with plump, angelic leaves that are also useful as medicines.
A withered brown aloe can be caused by a number of conditions. If your aloe is turning brown, read on for some causes and cures.
Plants tend to like to stay a bit dry, and most problems are caused by too much water or the wrong growing medium.
Brown aloe vera plants may be suffering from too much or too little moisture, but other causes can be too much salt in the soil, fungal diseases, sunburn, chemical toxicity, or nutrient deficiencies.
Guessing is simply a matter of trial and error.
Moisture and aloe wilt and brown
Problems with water can be the main cause of problems with aloe vera. A withered brown aloe with weak spots on the leaves is probably overwatered.
A plant with wrinkled leaves that discolor can be very dry. The leaves are a great indicator of the moisture needs of this plant. They should be fleshy and bright green in color.
To correct any water problems, transplant the plant into well-drained soil that is at least half a sandy material like sand or pumice.
Once the plant is out of the ground, check the roots for rottenness and remove them. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch by inserting a finger in to the second joint. In winter, reduce the water by half.
Chemicals, salts, and nutrition
If you fertilize your plant, the soil can have excessive salt build-up, which can burn the roots and cause aloe vera plants to turn brown.
Wash the soil with plenty of water or transplant the plant. When aloe turns brown, it can also be exposed to chemicals. Outdoor plants can receive herbicide drift from the wind.
Indoor plants can be sprayed with cleaning chemicals. Treatment of chemically damaged aloe vera wilt requires removal of the leaves, even if they are few, and transplanting to prevent chemicals from the soil from being transported into the plant's vascular system.
Aloe plants don't need a lot of food. Do not feed plant foods diluted in half more than once a month.
Light and cold
Most varieties of aloe prefer warm temperatures. Those exposed to drafty windows may develop some leaf damage. Move the plants to a warmer location.
Aloe prefers temperatures of 55 to 85 degrees F. (13-27 C.). These easy-to-grow plants also prefer a little light, however when placed in a southern spot next to a window that directs heat and light to the plant, the leaves can burn in the sun.
Bright but indirect light is preferable. Sunburned plants naturally heal over time, but they may lose some leaves in the process.
Aloe wilting and browning are often a matter of cultural or local condition. Just scroll through the list and eliminate the possible causes until you find the correct one.
Aloe plants are very hardy and tolerant and should quickly regain health.
We hope you enjoy this video about how to revive your Aloe vera plant:
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