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Growing Aloe Vera from a cutting

Cacti have been said to easily propagate from cuttings, but a friend once mentioned to me that aloe vera cuttings rarely become viable plants due to their high moisture content. What are your thoughts on this?

Yeah, I've never been able to do it.  I can propagate them from offsets, but not from a simple cutting.  It's possible in  theory, but in my experience, it's so wet that it rots before it can take root.  I've tried letting it callous over for several days but still couldn't get anywhere with it.

From what I know, the most successful method is through propagation from offsets or "pups" just as @garden-gal suggests. Like you say, their high moisture content poses a great challenge. You also need to know the right time to remove a pup from the mother plant.


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