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Old 08-11-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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The aloe isn't getting enough light under the porch. In low light best give it less water. A good indicator will be when the leaves start to stress or shrivel. Giving it to much water, or normal watering in low light will lead to elongated pale spindly growth and fungus problems. Keeping it to moist will harm the plant. These will appear as black dots on the leaves. This plant needs sun, not full sun all day but direct bright light. Well draining mix doesn't dry as quickly in shade. In full sun a aloe can take water almost daily during summer. The kiss of death is watering it when its cold and cloudy during the winter. Easy plant, always error on not watering over watering to much.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:29 PM
 
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I've got tons of aloe in varying conditions and different exposures. I simply can't make them all happy. If you want them pretty and green they need some shade for sure. Another problem here in hot Texas is using black pots will roast the roots of anything you plant in them. I've tried painting many of mine white. Unlike many plants when you're sure the soil is dry soak it.
Depends on the species and how they are acclimated to light. They are from arid areas of desert Africa and they are not shade plants, but in a pot they are a bit different.
Black spots are fungal due to being wet and humid. Hard to control that.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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Watering depends on plant size, potted or in the ground, soil type, in house or outside. Generally they like to be watered deeply then allowed to dry out before next watering.
Read this information.How to Care for Aloe Vera Plant
This. I use a self watering pot. I fill the reservoir and leave it alone. I let it dry out a bit before I refill the empty reservoir.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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Depends on the species and how they are acclimated to light. They are from arid areas of desert Africa and they are not shade plants, but in a pot they are a bit different.
Black spots are fungal due to being wet and humid. Hard to control that.
That was black pots, not spots. I bought a ton of 1 gallon pots that are all all black. I have many pots where the roots are being roasted. I've painted some white and various other colors.
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