How can I make an aloe vera plant grow faster?

How can I make an aloe vera plant grow faster?

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  1. I must strongly disagree with the advice to use pots that are much larger than the plant needs, for one very simple reason. Aloe vera is a succulent and, like most succulents, it is super sensitive to excess moisture in its soil – too much will cause rot and death.
    Large volumes of soil, which is what you will have in a pot that’s much bigger than the root system, stay wet much too long. The chances are astronomically high that the roots will rot in such a pot. The plants can tolerate an amazing length of time without any water at all, but have next to no tolerance for wet conditions.
    If you want them to grow as quickly as they are able to grow, simply provide what they need as best you can.
    First, make sure the pot is not more than a half inch larger in diameter than the root ball is. Only repot when the soil has become completely full of roots, but the roots are not yet growing in circles around the pot. Then move up not more than one inch in diameter for the next pot.
    The soil mix must have excellent drainage, and be quite gritty. A mix of 1/3 perlite, 1/3 coarse sand and 1/3 quality potting soil would be good, or 50% very coarse sand and 50% quality potting mix. An unglazed clay pot will be best, as it will breathe and that’s what the roots want.
    When you water, do it very thoroughly, until water runs freely from the pot bottom. Then you must allow the pot to dry out until the soil mix feels very dry at least one inch below the surface of the pot. Then, water thoroughly again. Never let the pot sit in water that has drained out. Use of a moisture meter can help avoid overwatering and they’re not expensive.
    They are NOT heavy feeders. They have adapted to grow in very nutrient poor, very dry soils. Overfeeding will cause harm, possibly death. Using eggshell is fine, even banana peel if you wish, so long as you dry the peels out first and pulverize them, to mix into the soil. Wet banana peel in the soil may lead to rot.
    They aren’t often bothered by many pests, though mealy bugs can ruin them if they show up. Coffee grounds appear to deter mealy bugs, and can be very good to use as a light top dressing on the pot.
    If you use a fertilizer, make it a liquid type and only use it every couple of months. It may sound counterintuitive to not feed very much, but aloe won’t grow faster if you overfeed it. You’ll probably just burn the roots instead.
    Best case scenario, grow it under lights, as it will grow year round that way. Make them 6500–6700K Daylight flourescent tubes, as close to the plant as possible and give about 16 hours a day of light.
    If there are no lights, a west or south window, very close to the window, will work best.
    I’ve grown this for decades and honestly, benign neglect seems to give the best results overall. It’s just not a plant that responds to being coddled.

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  2. To grow aloe vera faster, you need to know about proper fertilizer and soil mixture for it. Here is the link of my YouTube video that tells the whole story of growing Aloe Vera plants.

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  3. Aloe vera plants need three things: little water, sunlight (with some shade), and time. Since it is a succulent plant, there is not much that one can do speed up the growth process. Be sure to give it enough water every month and let it flourish over time. 🙂

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  4. I have several “ tricks” when it comes to growing plants :
    First of all you need a big pots (and change pots when it becomes too small so the roots can grow well ! ).
    Second, to get more roots, I just water half of the pot, the other half of the roots (without water) will produce ABA which will stimulate the growth of roots ( the more roots the better it absorbs nutrients !)

    then there is several other small things you can do but you first have to look if its not detrimental for the kind of plant you use :
    I use crushed eggshells for a supplement in calcium
    I use banana peels for a supplement in potassium
    I use a small amount of coffee grounds to repulse insects and other creatures ! (it’s also rich in other nutrient such as phosphore !)

    By checking the needs of your plant on google you can easily see if one of this technics would help improve the yield of your aloe vera ! 🙂

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  5. In Addition to what Karan said.
    You may pull the pups off the mother plant. It will encourage faster growth.
    Pups can be used for propagation 🙂 or you can plant multiple pups in smaller container for fuller look and nice decoration.

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  6. Once the soil has dried out and ready for watering, go ahead and do your normal soil soaking and let all the excess water drain for an hour. This gives the dry roots plenty of time to hydrate because you never should fertilize a dry root system…causes root damage. Then mix a gallon of water with fertilizer ane make sue its disolved well in the water. It doesn’t matter what brand of fertilizer you use as long as it’s for house plants. Miracle gro, Peterson’s Professional, and other brands are fine. Mix it in room temperature or tepid water from the tap. Never water plants with cold water. After the aloe soil has drained for no more than an hour, soak it completely again with the fertilizer mixture (according to package directions for house plants), and let it completely drain all excess water again. Then place it outside or in an east facing window where it will get direct sunlight until 11 am an still be bright the rest of the day. After that resume your normal dry out then soak cycle with plain water as usual. The thick fleshy not only store water, but nutrients as well. So my recommendation is to fertilize once in spring around april and once in early fall around September. The rest of the year, just water.

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  7. It can be grown faster when it has proper draining soil,proper amount of fertilizer,and don’t water it continuously give it water only when the surface of soil is dry

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