Flopping Aloe vera leaves


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Hi all,

We have had our beautiful aloe vera for around it for around 3 years. It has grown around 4 times its original size in this time and we have repotted to accommodate its size each time, using soil specific to succulents (as advised by the garden centre). It has always thrived but for the last couple of months the leaves around the bottom of the plant are sagging and no longer full of gel/water as they were initially. However, as you can see, new leaves have grown up through the middle and are healthy and rigid. We have moved house in the last 6 weeks and the issue seems to be getting worse.

In our previous flat, it was on a large windowsill in front of our balcony door, which received bright light all day and the temperature was consistently warm. We have tried to find a similar spot in our new house. Again, it is in a bright window all day but we are wondering if it doesn't like the temperature. It is quite an old house so not as well insulated as our previous flat. Could this be the reason?


We are keen gardeners and love our plants but not experts! We would appreciate any advice and are willing to give anything a try!

Best wishes

Adrien and Deana
 

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I think that they are simply the oldest leaves that have been moved around and have lost their structural rigidity. It's pretty normal since they don't have woody tissue in them. As long as the temperature is above freezing it won't hurt it.
 
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Thanks for your reply! Glad to hear it isn't dying. What would you advise doing? Should we leave these leaves or perhaps remove them? Is there any way they will regain their rigidity?

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A and D
 
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That just happens with aloe vera plants. Sometimes because of stress, repotting, moving, age and weight, or a missed watering. Have never paid it much mind. If concerned about chill or lack of warmth a plant heating pad for starts has been my go to. I use one whenever I am concerned about a plants environment. If the soil is warm the roots therefore plants always seem happy ..... even when the house temperatures dip.
 
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