Aloe vera or arborescens cutting

Aloe vera or arborescens cutting: the instructions to start growing aloe with the multiplication technique by cuttings. From the right period to advice to increase the chances of taking root.

The advice given on this page is valid for any species ofaloeand can be applied to a large number of succulent plants.

Multiplying aloe by cuttings is possible for all species, fromAloe Arborescenswith aloe Barbadensis Miller, better known asaloe vera. To multiply aloe by cutting you need containers with a drain hole, sandy soil and a glass bell (or the more common transparent film). They are to be consideredoptionala fungicide and a rooting product. When it comes to themultiplication by cuttings, in general, we recommend the use of chemicals that can stimulate the rooting of the branch taken. When it comes to multiplying succulent plants by cuttings, the use of rooting is not all that important because these plants tend to take root without great difficulty.

To do thealoe vera or arborescens cuttingit will be necessary to have a knife with a smooth blade, well sharpened and sterilized. Be sure to disinfect the knife well before cutting the cutting off the mother plant: a contaminated knife could damage the mother plant and make your cutting efforts in vain.

When to cut aloe vera or arborescens

The period best to do the aloe cutting falls in the spring.

How to make aloe vera or arborescens cutting

  • Take the cutting: from a single aloe leaf, several cuttings come out, therefore several seedlings!

Using asharp cutterand well disinfected (you can disinfect it with denatured alcohol), remove a fleshy leaf of the plant at the base. Be sure to choose a strong and healthy cutting that was already present on the plant during the previous growing season.

With the same knife, divide the leaf in two by cutting along a rib (lengthwise). Depending on the size of the leaf, you can obtain different cuttings with a size of about 3-4 cm. Be careful to make clean cuts without filleting.

  • Prepare the rooting substrate with 50% sand and 50% peat

At this point, all you have to do is partially bury your cutting. The rooting substrate must be composed, in equal parts, of sand and peat.

Thecuttingsthey must be spaced at least 5 - 6 cm from each other in order to have good air circulation.

  • To promote rooting, irrigate!

During rooting, the soil must be kept moist, after the first irrigation, fill a saucer with water.

Multiplication by cuttings

There reproduction of the pyracantha it was not the first propagation by cuttings that we have dealt with. Below we recommend some guides on how to cut the most common garden plants.

  • Chrysanthemum cutting
  • Carnation cutting
  • Wisteria cutting
  • Hydrangea cutting
  • Cutting of Piracanta
  • Rosemary cutting in water
  • Rose cutting
  • Branch or leaf rose cutting

Properties of aloe

Aloe vera gel is used industrially as an ingredient for the preparation of various food products (yogurt and drinks). Topical application of aloe vera gel can also be effective against various ailments such as genital herpes and psoriasis. Using aloe juice or gel, it is possible to prepare natural DIY cosmetics.

There are many studies that reveal how much the aloe vera gel may be useful in alleviating the damage of sunburn and recent reviews speak of the ability ofaloeto protect the skin from sun damage.

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