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Aloe Vera Plant Turning Brown

Are you having problems with your aloe vera turning brown?

Did you know that certain factors are contributing to this problem?

Get to know these factors and the best ways to deal with them by reading the information provided below.

Aloe vera plants are referred to as a medical plant, which is why a lot of people are planting and using aloe vera for personal purposes. The problem occurs when the plant starts to turn brown, and some people worry a lot since they don’t know what to do.

Fortunately, there are still hope in ensuring that your aloe vera plant will start to become healthy again. All you have to do is to make certain adjustments for you to be able to revive it again.

Here are some of the reasons why aloe plant turning brown is happening:

Too Much Water in the Soil can Turn leaves Brown and Mushy

Too Much Water in the Soil

Aloe vera is one of the plants that are not high maintenance, but one of the requirements that it has is to ensure that the soil is well drained. If the plant is turning brown, becoming mushy, and is starting to wilt, then you should start checking the bottom of the pot.

You need to make sure that the interior part of the container should have stones by at least 2 inches and topped it with a sandy soil or gravel. If there are no stones at the bottom, then you can start repotting them properly.

Once you are done repotting, you can place it in a bright area in your house for it to recover successfully.

Now if the aloe vera’s damage is becoming too extensive, wherein the roots are also turning brown. The best way that you can do is to start trimming the rotting root off before you start repotting the plant.

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Too Much Excess Water in the Pot

too much water turns aloe vera plants leaves brown and mushy

For people who don’t know, aloe vera plants are native the dry and hot climates, which is why the watering requirements that it has is minimal. If you water the plant too much, it will start to turn brown even if the soil is draining well.

Always make sure to avoid watering the plants until you notice that it is already dry. The timing will depend on the heat level of your house and the size of your pot.

Water Level Is Insufficient

Watering aloe plant too much

Aloe vera may need minimal water, but this does not mean that you can forget about watering it often. Some people thought that having a drought resistant plant will let them leave the plant without watering it.

For indoor aloe vera plant, it needs to be watered because it won’t be getting any water, unlike the aloe vera plants that are planted outdoors.

The plant will start to turn brown if it is already becoming too dry. For you to help your plant, let it drink generously and set it in an area where it can fully recover.

Too Much Sunshine Can turn Aloe Leaves Brown

Too Much Sunshine Level

While aloe vera loves bright places, exposing them to too much sunshine can become a problem. The brown leaves is a clear indication that it is getting too much sunlight.

If the area where the plant is located is getting too much sunlight, it would be best to remove it and place it somewhere else.

Problems with the Cold Weather

Since aloe vera thrives in warmer climates, it would be best to make sure that it does not get exposed to too much colder weather.

If your aloe vera is outside, you need to make sure that you bring it inside the home at night time to avoid the leaves from turning brown.

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Repotting Requirements of Aloe Vera

Repotting Requirements of Aloe Vera

If this is your first time with an aloe vera and you are planning to repot it, you need to make sure that your container is aloe vera friendly.

A wider container is better than a deeper one for the roots of the plant to have ample of room to grow. It is also important that it has holes underneath for the soil to thoroughly drain.

Soil Requirement of Aloe Vera

Soil Requirement of Aloe Vera

The soil that you will sue should also drain easily, and the soil should contain fine grit, sand, perlite, and pumice. You can also opt for soil that is perfectly for aloe vera plants. You can purchase this in plant nurseries or garden centers.

Wrapping Up Aloe Vera Plants Turning Brown and Mushy

You don’t have to worry about anything because if you follow the solutions to the problems mentioned above, your will surely be able to save your aloe vera in no time.

Everything that you need to know when it comes to handling your aloe plant turning brown.

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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