>I have inherited a sickly (but fairly big) Aloe Vera plant. A few quick
>questions for bringing it back to life:
>1. how much water do these plants need? The potting soil is very dry now.
can do them in is freezing and overwatering.
>Would it do better inside a normal room?
light and not-so-bright indirect light. Your light should not be a problem
-- it's really the ideal.
a while with a half-strength 1-2-1 African violet fert. And I've got
a Partridge *** Aloe (A. variegata) flowering even as I type, so
that must be enough. Also, I don't know if aloes like acid -- deserts
are usually alkaline, I think -- so that would be another reason I'd
be afraid of coffee grounds.
is the problem. Maybe repot it in a sandy cactus mix in a clay pot with
a nice big drainage hole -- and a pot that's just barely big enough for
the rootball. And don't water it for at least 3 or 4 days after
repotting it -- with all succulents, they're prone to rot and the
wounds one invariably inflicts on the roots when repotting them should
be allowed to heal before they get watered. And of course never let it
stand in water. (I keep all my succulents in a saucer filled with 1/2"
of gravel -- I water till I see some water coming out the bottom but
before it's up to the surface of the gravel, so the pot is never
standing in water.)
Are there any pups? If so, you might want to separate them and pot them
separately, as 'life insurance' IYKWIM. Good luck and keep us posted.