Some of us are not born with a green thumb. It took me a long time to get things right. If you’re like me and you’ve made it through a good portion of your life without ever repotting a plant, I’m about to break it down just for you! Fortunately, Aloe Vera plants are very resilient. They don’t mind the bumblings of a beginner.
I recommend repotting your Aloe Vera outside. It’s going to get messy. Perhaps open up a big trash bag to work over. Also, you might want to wear gardening gloves if you have sensitive skin. Some Aloe plants can be prickly.
1. Pull your Aloe plant out of its pot. You can be rough with your plant. It’s not the end of the world if a leaf breaks off (put it to good use).
2. Treat the roots of the Aloe plant with some root stimulant. You don’t have to do this, but it will insure a higher likelihood of a successful transplant.
3. Fill up the new pot with potting soil and an Aloe with the roots intact. Depending on how big the pot is, you can plant up to three plants, and more if it’s a really huge pot. If you are planting a lot of plants in one, you will probably have to repot all over again sooner rather than later.
This is a more in-depth repotting article. For more info about how to care for your aloe plant, you can read this article right here.