Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis hails originally from Africa, with worldwide popularity given its ease of growth as an indoor potted plant. You can create more plants from the pups or offsets found around the base of mature plants.

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You can propogate new aloe vera plants from the pups or offsets.

Step 1

Fill a clay pot with a mixture of potting soil, leaf mold or compost, and sand.

Step 2

Cut an offshoot with a clean, sharp knife. Place the cutting into center of potting mix surface 1 to 2 inches into the mixture. If the pup has roots, place the entire root under the surface, along with 1 to 1 ½ inches of plant.

Step 3

Press the soil mixture firmly around the base of the plant, use extra soil if necessary to fill the pot.

Step 4

Water your aloe a little each day and use more water on hotter days. Keep an outdoor aloe in partial shade more than the sun, as the sun will burn them. If you live in colder climates, keep your aloe in the sun as much as possible and water less often.