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Aeonium
Plant Care Instructions By Jeff Moore

This set of plant care instructions for landscape cactus and succulents in southern California. These include Aloes, Agaves, Crassula, Sedum, Euporbia and much more. These cactus and succulents are usually easy to grow and relatively care free. We prefer to plant them in the ground in very well drained soil. In most instances we don’t fertilize these plants when they are growing in the ground. Most of these can also be grown in containers, the care is basically the same (although you may want to fertilize potted plants).

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 21, 22, 23, 24
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  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • January
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • February
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • March
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • April
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Fertilize

        We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • May
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Fertilize

        We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • June
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • July
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • August
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Fertilize

        We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • September
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Fertilize

        We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • October
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • November
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • December
    • Buy

        These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

    • Plant

        The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

    • Water

        We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

    • Pest/Disease Inspection

        Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

  • Winter
    • Spring
      • Summer
        • Fall
          • Buy

            When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

            •  Jan
            •  Feb
            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • February

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • March

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • April

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • May

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • June

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • July

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • August

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • September

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • October

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • November

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

            • December

              These plants can be purchased anytime of the year in southern California. Call our store for specific availability 858 259-4568.

          • Plant

            When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

            •  Jan
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            •  Mar
            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • January

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • February

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • March

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • April

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • May

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • June

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • July

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • August

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • September

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • October

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • November

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

            • December

              The best time to plant is in Spring or Fall, but mostly anytime is fine during Southern California.

          • Sow Seeds

            When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

            •  Jan
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            •  Apr
            •  May
            •  Jun
            •  Jul
            •  Aug
            •  Sep
            •  Oct
            •  Nov
            •  Dec
            • Fertilize

              When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • April

                We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

              • May

                We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

              • August

                We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

              • September

                We don’t fertilize plants grown in the ground, but for plants growing in containers you can fertilize sparingly and diluted. You can use any typical fertilizer at half strength a couple of times per year when the weather is warm, once in April or May and then again in August or September. Don’t feed during the winter when they are dormant.

            • Water

              Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

              •  Jan
              •  Feb
              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
              •  Jun
              •  Jul
              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • January

                We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

              • February

                We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

              • March

                We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

              • April

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • May

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • June

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • July

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • August

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • September

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • October

                Every 7 – 10 days during the warm weather months when the plants are actively growing. Give a good drenching each watering, but be sure to let the plants dry out in between waterings. Good drainage is very important. If you’re growing this plant in a container there has been a lot of discussion about using 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar to 5 gallons of water to increase acidity, which helps roots better absorb nutrients.

              • November

                We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

              • December

                We don’t usually water in the winter except if there’s a combination of no rain and Santa Ana winds. We don’t usually have to use our hose to water from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day.

            • Prune

              When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

              •  Jan
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              •  Mar
              •  Apr
              •  May
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              •  Aug
              •  Sep
              •  Oct
              •  Nov
              •  Dec
              • Mulch

                Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

                •  Jan
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                •  May
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                •  Aug
                •  Sep
                •  Oct
                •  Nov
                •  Dec
                • Protect

                  When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

                  •  Jan
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                  •  May
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                  •  Nov
                  •  Dec
                  • Pest/Disease Inspection

                    What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

                    •  Jan
                    •  Feb
                    •  Mar
                    •  Apr
                    •  May
                    •  Jun
                    •  Jul
                    •  Aug
                    •  Sep
                    •  Oct
                    •  Nov
                    •  Dec
                    • January

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • February

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • March

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • April

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • May

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • June

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • July

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • August

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • September

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • October

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • November

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                    • December

                      Scale is public enemy #1, if infested you may need to treat with systemics. Other possible pests are mealy bugs, aphids (Ants imply that there are) or spider mites, Aloes also get Aloe mites. You can treat for these insects with whatever you normally use to control insects. Plants grown inside seem to be more susceptible to infestation, plants outside usually do better. Treat as needed.

                  • Treat for Pest/Disease

                    How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

                    •  Jan
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                    •  May
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                    • Transplant

                      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                      • Propagate

                        When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                        • Harvest

                          When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                          • Special requirements

                            Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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