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    miss_corerupted is offline Sprouter
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    Default Aloe Vera Advice please

    Hi
    My friend in work has given me 3 aloe vera plants. I want to look after them but last time in had 1 it died. i think i may have overwatered it. Does anyone now how much i should water it, feed it etc

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    I only water mine when I remember and I now have 6 pots of the stuff coz it keeps making babies!! I do use it a face moisturiser though.
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    I was told to just spray mine with water, it hasnt died yet but its not making babies either. How do you use it as moisturiser?
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    Just squeeze out the middle and put it on my face! Keep it in the fridge in between whiles! It's great for pimples!
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    great will tell my son its good for spots
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    I've had quite a few of them. They love to be neglected. They are great for when you get a sunburn, which I guess is not completely impossible in this climate.

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    Dont you need sun for that......?
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    I'm useless with houseplants, I totally forget about them and then probably overwater them, but the aloe plants grow like fury - babies all over the place, as fast as I take them out and re-pot them, there are more and then all the babies have babies - haven't had this much success with breeding since the hamsters!

    I can be a bit clumsy in the kitchen, so when I burn myself I snip off a leaf, split it open and keep smearing the goo over the burn, takes the pain right out and it usually heals nice and quickly and doesn't seem to scar too much.

    If anyone would like a little plant and can tell me how to get them through the post in one piece you're more than welcome.
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