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Excellent answer, Dan - thanks for all the info.!
Everything looks great. How much water do they need?
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It is not so much how much, but what kind. We are talking PH.
I usually give my plant 5 gal. every other day. Ph between 6-7.
My PH meter broke early in the year. I know my water out of the faucet is PH 8. I put in a 1/2 lemon and it is perfect.
Who knew . . .
Is there a best Ph for particular plants? I have my Moms Aloe plant. I remember it as a kid. No telling how old it is. I’ve been watering it with tap water, condition unknown. Any ideas?
There are ph meters made for plants too.
I just googled it too- Your tap water ph is fine. I don't think
you need to spend $20. On a PH meter. They are a pretty
Thanks for the help. I’m getting the meter just to make sure. That plant has survived for years. I don’t want to contribute to its demise.
Put up a couple pictures of the plant Jim. Watch the color of the leaves. Changing color may signal it needs specific nutrients. There is a lot of information about Aloe on line. Check more then one site. Last one I read. Your PH can be 7- 8 1/2 Fertilize once a year in the spring.
I found this grow light on Amazon, and bought it. $20. It is really a good light. https://www.yoybuy.com/pd/YUIeNXMBOKm3L7tjTsxt.htmlDan, my neighbors and I discussed trying to grow a couple of pot plants this summer in outdoor containers, just for fun. I don't use it, but they do, and since I'm the gardener, I'm up for the challenge.
Assuming we can find 2 plants to buy, what else do I need to know? If I get them by middle of May, I can usually grow by mid October.
Are these difficult to grow outside? Do they need all-day sun? Are they heat-tolerant? Do I need special containers?