Today I harvested some aloe vera and replanted the overgrown container. My aloe vera plant is over 45 years old. My Mother-in-law gave me a pup in the 1970's. It has been divided many times. I move it indoors for the Winter and keep it outside Spring through frost. Frost is coming very soon, time to start prepping the gardens for Winter.
Here was the plant this Spring, I should have taken a photo before I removed it from the pot, it has grown significantly throughout the ideal Summer months. It was huge, almost 6 feet across. I could barely lift it.
The plant was root bound, I had to hack away at the roots to get it out of the pot but these plants are tough and can handle rough treatment. I wanted to harvest some leaves for my products and to remove any that were partially cut, used or generally scarred.Healthy root system, time to repot.