Choose a pot
The first step when transplanting aloe vera is to choose a pot slightly larger than the current one. Make sure the drainage holes are good because succulents grow best in well-draining soil. If planting in the ground, choose a location with full sun and quick soil drainage.
After selecting a suitable pot, add soil by mixing equal parts sand, perlite and potting soil to create a well-draining mix. It is best to avoid regular garden soil and prepare your own, as ready-made soil holds too much moisture, which can cause rotting of the Aloe Vera roots.
How to grow and care for Aloe Vera?
The plant tells you when to transplant it
Most aloes will need to be repotted after a few years, especially if your plant’s growth slows. You should keep an eye on the plant if it has outgrown the current pot. Pay attention to the following signs:
– Roots can emerge from the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot.
– The plant can become heavy from above and start to lean over.
– New leaves may be smaller and less vibrant in color.
– The best time to transplant is in the spring season.
Aloe vera: How to care for this plant and what can it suffer from?
When removing the plant from its current pot, gently loosen the soil around it. After successfully pulling it out, check the roots for damaged or brown, discolored or soft parts and remove them.
Transfer to a new pot
Place the plant in the new pot, making sure it is at the same depth as the previous pot. Add some soil around the roots and gently press it down. Water, then wait for the soil to dry completely before watering again.
If planting in the ground, dig a hole twice the size of the root system, place the plant, filling any extra space with the soil you dug out. Choose a sunny spot in your garden.