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Flower of the Day: September 10, 2021. Aloe vera

My one-half-year old aloe vera plant has been thriving this year. This is the successful transplant from my friend’s yard back in May 2020.

Maybe the drought conditions are helping this succulent plant to grow tall and supple, without much intervention. This summer we cut some of the larger stems for its gel: sunburn relief, scalp gel to stimulate new hair growth (didn’t try it long enough to see results: too goopy and time consuming).

Recently I noticed a new stem had pushed itself out of the base steam. This has created lots of new questions for me: Do I leave it alone?; Is that a pup, a baby aloe plant?; Should I cut the top half of the plant and reroot in a different pot?; or Should I repot the whole plant with new soil? ahhhhhhhhhhh!

August 30, 2021

Questions! Questions! I’ll have to see how it goes and make a decision before the weather cools down.

September 9, 2021


Thank you everyone for visiting and checking out my post! Happy to share my plant updates with you all and have a blessed Thursday.

Thank you Cee for hosting this FOTD challenge and have a great Thursday! Hope it’s not too hot where you are; in CA, the heat is persistent and dry. Looking forward to autumn.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. Thank you! I am loving this plant but it’s growing out of control. I’m a novice gardener too…yesterday I decided to move it to a larger pot. As I was pulling out the plant, I accidentally broke off the baby offset. ugh. I’ll have to plant it and see if it grows. lol

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  1. That quote was super funny
    And it was nice to see the plant change since you Brought it home from your friend’s

    And i am not sure what to do with that little new shoot coming off . It does look like it might be a nice starter plant?


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