Help! Loved aloe turning brown!!
merlin at blkbox.com
Sun Aug 18 09:48:53 EST 1996
There are three (3), major reasons for Aloe taking a nose dive and
turning brown (looking like they are dying).
1) Ambient temperature is plumeting below 50-deg. F.
2) Overwatering....aloe can not stand too much water they will rot from
the roots up... Water as you would a cactus.....very spareingly.
3) To much direct sun....they require high ligh but direct sun will turn
them a reddish color and finally burn them causing them to die. Do not
place immediately next to a sunny window. The glass in the window will
act a magnifying glass and burn the heck outa them.
Hope this has helped....first line I would take would be to back-off the
water and cut-off those brown leaves.
Merlin at blkbox.com
Master Gardener, Galveston County
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
U.S. Department Of Agriculture
Texas A&M University Systems
Good Luck ...... :-)
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