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Jun 20, 2015

thingsthatwedo.com pic - aloe vera June 2015You know, green thumbs – I don’t have them but they’re green in spirit. You see, I’m the one at work who saves plants that have seem better days. The yellow dried out looking plant that used to be green, the violets that were left astray, the wilted plant that really really needed some TLC. I’m not always successful (the orchid died and so did the one that had flowers) but on most occasions, they do come back to life. Needless to say, my office has a lot of great oxygen for me to enjoy.

Then, there was my aloe vera plant. I saw it at the store. I bought it. It came in to my office, just like all the others except I actually spent a few dollars on it. There were actually 2 aloe vera plants in one pot so I decided to give them each some space. I watered them about once a week as I would the others until something tragic happened.

I don’t know how (okay, well, I do know how but I’m still shocked), I killed the smaller aloe vera plant. I touched one of its leaves and it burst! Yes folks, I had over-watered the little aloe vera plant and I felt awful!

So, you see, I don’t have a distinguished green thumb.

Ever since then, I’ve tried to be extra careful with the amount of water I give to the remaining aloe vera plant.

Guess what?

The aloe vera plant has babies!!!!

thingsthatwedo.com pic - aloe vera June 2015

Okay, so I know they’re not ‘babies’ per se but seeing those little aloe vera plants sprouting up all around the original plant was an incredibly happy moment for me.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - aloe vera June 2015

There are at least 2 sprouts on the large aloe vera plant and a little one peeking through the soil.

thingsthatwedo.com pic - aloe vera June 2015

I was shocked because I never thought any of this would happen. I honestly was just happy that the original plant hadn’t died on me. To then be rewarded with new growth in the form of these itty bitty little aloe vera plants – how super duper awesome!

I’m going to keep a close eye on these little aloe vera plants over the next few weeks. I have no idea how to care for them so I’m going to try and maintain whatever water care I was providing before. Fingers crossed they’ll all make it to be big huge aloe vera plants!

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