I bought this Aloe Vera several months ago, and it’s been gradually getting worse since I got it. It looks like it needs more water to me, but it doesn’t perk up at all after I water it. I have some different Aloe Vera in another room that are doing fine, so I moved this one into the room with those. It hasn’t helped at all. What can I do?
Aloe Vera grow in cooler temperatures, so if you’re in the winter right now, it will likely be growing. Since it’s indoors, there’s a couple possibilities it is looking this way.
The first is the lack of sun. Do you have it near a South or East-facing window? Aloes thrive in morning sun, and if it’s not getting much, it can begin to lose its color. A grow light can be really handy for winter months like these, where you have to keep your plants indoors.
Be sure that your plant is in well-draining soil; you want the soil to drain quickly after you water your plant. Color changes in succulents are often a sign that they need more water, or are getting too much. If the leaves are dull and limp, it’s a sign it needs more water.
When watering, remember be sure to completely soak the soil until water runs out the bottom of your planter, and then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
It’s important to remember that when making any adjustments gradual changes are best. You won’t see an immediate change and that’s ok. Keep at it and you should see an improvement soon!