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kcsealey

I'm completely new to gardening; I've recently had an existential crisis that has manifested in trying to bring nature into our tiny apartment home.

Aloe 'Juvenna'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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kcsealey

I also got some lovely #rocks and #stones (and a #fossil or two) for my #succulents :)

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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kcsealey

Should I be concerned about the very stretchy new growth? #help #aloe #succulent

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alovealoe

I think that may just be it's habit. How much light does it get?

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kcsealey

@alovealoe it alternates between my shaded but bright front porch and my living room which is also pretty sunny. I've noticed that some of the "older" new growth has been thickening out, so it very well may just need time to fill out. I do apply a succulent fertilizer, but never less than two weeks apart, and it had been at least a month before I last used that. It's possible that caused it as well.

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alovealoe

These are stacking type aloes but they should be more compact. The frequent fertilizer and insufficient light caused this type of growth. I'd stop the fertilizer altogether and increase the light. How often do you move the plant indoors/outdoors?

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kcsealey

It goes outside in the morning 7 or 8 and comes in about five. I can move it to a brighter spot if need be. And I can totally stop fertilizing.

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alovealoe

Moving the plant daily isn't good for it. A lot of aloes can handle the cold. What zone/location are you in?

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kcsealey

Umm I think I'm in 10-15? I'm not sure, north-eastern Texas. Pineywoods. A lot of humidity and frequent rainstorms around now.

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