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(Zone 10a)

September 18, 2012
12:27 PM

Post #9279053

I read your article several times with great interest, seemingly spending half my life wondering - too much water or too little, full sun or part shade & rarely getting it right.
My new favourite Aloe went from a perfect fan shape of deep green with red/orange flowers to a twisted & bleached out specimen with alarming speed.
Sunburn do you think? or thirsty for extra water? even though it has partial shade from the olive tree it resides under.
Any advice much appreciated.


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2012
12:07 AM

Post #9279625

maybe thirsty or poor quality water.. this is a species common afflicted by sad looking leaves during non-winter months, though I don't have a precise idea what the problem is... though poor soil quality is near the top of the list. These really need good draining soil.
(Zone 10a)

September 19, 2012
11:35 PM

Post #9280747

Hard water & poor soil for sure. Intense heat this year as well - maybe a combination of all three so I'm hoping it will show the powers of recovery so well detailed in your article.
A previously 'healthy' looking jade plant (crassula?)nearby also shed every single leaf & now just resembles sticks so Autumn can't come soon enough this year.

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Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

September 20, 2012
2:05 AM

Post #9280765

that looks like sun burn... as long as the new leaves coming out look healthy, plant should be fine

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