You should also know that one of the many reasons your aloe plant is growing tall is because it might not be getting adequate light. Therefore, indoors aloe plants will mostly grow tall because they have to reach out to light by growing tall and leggy.
Additionally, what do you do with a tall aloe vera plant?
At that time you can top your plant (remove the top half or so). Allow the cutting to heal for a week or so, after you remove whatever lower leaves easily give way. Then pot it up with half an inch or so of stem (but no leaves) buried, and wait to water for another week after that.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you grow a tall aloe vera plant?
The one thing I’ve learned from having several aloe vera plants is that they grow well when they have a lot of light. Without enough sunlight, over time the plant will grow to be tall and spindly, rather than full, with healthy leaves. The ideal window for the aloe is one that’s south or west facing.
How do I fix my leggy aloe plant?
You can also fix aloe plant legginess by changing the pot size to 2 inch bigger. It helps the pot to grow newer leaves with that you need to prune some leaves as leggy aloe plants can be fixed with pruning and by providing minimum 2 hours sunlight daily.
Aloes can be kept outdoors in full sun during the summer, when temperatures are above 70°F (21°C). If nighttime temps threaten to drop below 60°F (16°C), bring the aloe inside. Note: Don’t move your aloe from indoors to full sun right away; it needs time to adjust to the intense light or it may sunburn.
Finally, your droopy aloe plant may be remedied by as simple a fix as choosing a better container. A shallow container won’t allow the plant to develop enough strong roots to remain upright. Replant your aloe in a deeper, sturdy and heavy pot so it will be supported.
One easy and best way is to get a deeper pot and some composted manure and repot again. The deeper pot will accommodate the length of the long aloe vera stem. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. Bury the long aloe stem with soil up to the first 2-3 leaves depending on the length of the plant.
Aloe vera is a spiky cactus like xerophytes. It is a clump forming perennial plant with thick fibrous root which produces large basal leaves, usually 12–16 per plant, weighing up to 1.5 kg when mature. The plant matures when it is about 4 years old and has a life span of about 12 years.
Aloe vera plants are quite happy in crowded conditions. When you first plant Aloe vera, choose a pot that comfortably fits its roots – they should fill up about two-thirds of the pot. After that, go ahead and let the plant grow, even to the point where the roots are completely filling the pot.
How long until they’re mature? Aloe vera plants can live for up to twelve years. That’s a decent amount of time for a plant! That also means that it takes some time before your aloe vera pups reach the stage where you can harvest their leaves for gel.