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    I have just got 4 aloe cuttings from my aloe and one is huge and i am just wondering if they can survive outside. I live in london anxd i have heard rumours of them surviving outside even if they are not in pots. So i am wondering is this true and can they be left outside through winter.

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    Yes they dont like the cold...a nice sunny window ledge. Should flower in about 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northepaul View Post
    Yes they dont like the cold...a nice sunny window ledge. Should flower in about 3 years.
    See i cant get mine to flower and it has been above my fridge neer the window for about 10 years. And the has been no sign of flowering what so ever so what am i doing wrong

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    I bought an alloe from a jumble sale a few years back. I wasn't particular impressed with it so replanted a 'pup' and put mother outside in the garden in a protected spot. I now have more aloes than I know what to do with. I didn't even know that they flower. Can they be harvested for medicinal use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brengirl View Post
    I bought an alloe from a jumble sale a few years back. I wasn't particular impressed with it so replanted a 'pup' and put mother outside in the garden in a protected spot. I now have more aloes than I know what to do with. I didn't even know that they flower. Can they be harvested for medicinal use?
    Yes they can the juice from the leaves or whatver can be crushed to make a gel which is used on cuts and grazes and to help dry skin and in a last effort is edible. But i mostly use it for cuts and srapes aswell as dryness in hand or knees.
    But i still cant get mine to flower even though i have alot of pups coming from it

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    I used to live abroad (Saudi Arabia) - I got sunburnt really bad once, as a wee nipper and someone out there broke Aloe off (it grew all over the place) and put the sap straight onto me.

    I'm fine now like - don't know if it helped or not, but she went on about how she's used it for years and years for that sort of stuff.

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    I have a hundred(well almost!) cuttings if anyone wants one!

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