How to Propagate Aloe Vera Step by Step

Today we will explain how to propagate aloe vera step by step. You will learn how to propagate it by seeds and cuttings, you will see that propagating aloe vera is very easy.

How to Propagate Aloe Vera

Growing Aloe from Seeds

Planting aloe vera from seed is a slow process, but it is good for experience. The best time to plant aloe vera from seed is in the spring.

1- Select a pot, preferably a terracotta one, for better drainage.

2- We can use commercial soil for cactus or we can prepare it ourselves with pelite and organic soil. The most important thing is that this soil has good drainage.

3- Place the aloe vera seeds leaving a distance of 2″ (5 cm) between seeds and then cover them with a thin layer of soil.

4- Water them with a sprinkler, be sure not to put too much water.

5- In a few weeks, you will see how the aloe vera plant grows slowly. Remember not to expose it to cold during growth.

Propagating aloe vera from seed is a slow process as we already mentioned, but I assure you that having your plant from seed is a unique experience.

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Growing Aloe from Cuttings

Now we will explain how to propagate aloe vera with cuttings. This is the easiest and fastest way to do it.

For this, you will need scissors with a good cutting edge and you must disinfect them before using them.

1- Find an adult aloe vera plant and cut a leaf at least 3″ (8 cm) long.

2- Place the cut aloe vera leaf in a jar with water, additionally you can use growth hormone.

3- Place the jar in an area of the house that has good lighting but no direct sunlight.

4- Change the water in the jar every week.

In about 2 weeks you will start to see the first roots. When the plant has bigger roots (in a month and a half) you will be able to plant it directly in the ground.
Be sure to use a well-drained substrate when planting your aloe vera cuttings.

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About Henry Morgan

We are the Morgans, Henry, and Julia, both agronomists from the University of Michigan, where we met. We are experts in putting our hands in the soil and developing organic foods and improving production processes for decades. Likewise, we have worked for companies such as Mondelez International, BASF, Monsanto, etc. currently in our role as science writers for as well as advisors in promoting large scale food growing in urbanized areas. In this website, we share what we are most passionate about, gardening and farming. Enjoy and see real photos on our website.