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14 March 2010

Do any of youse guys want an Aloe plant? Now that it's finally nice enough to sit outside, I have separated the pups that had grown over the winter, and have around 9 that were pretty well established to give away.

These aren't any fancy strain (that I know of anyway), they're just from a plant my mom gave me a couple of years ago.
Thanks for the offer, argentcorvid! I am actually in the market for an aloe plant. Where do you live? How could I get it from you. Unless you live within a reasonable driving distance from Chapel Hill, NC, I doubt I could come pick it up. Can they be shipped?
posted by msali 14 March | 21:16
I'm in Iowa, so it would have to go through the mail. it should be ok, as long as it doesn't get crushed.

send me an email with a shipping address, and I'll see what I can do to make sure it arrives safely.
posted by argentcorvid 14 March | 22:20
I'm in the same boat as msali, but I don't want to put a strain on you by making you mail another one across the country.
If you can't find any local homes, though, I'll gladly take one of your hands!
posted by CitrusFreak12 14 March | 23:04
It's ok, I already hit my neighbors (and work) last time I did this. I can't imagine that they'd want another one.
posted by argentcorvid 14 March | 23:24
Oddly enough, this is how I got the aloe I've had for eight years.

A woman I knew through a message board offered her aloe shoots to the community. She lived in the mid-western U.S.; ours arrived in Alaska in a padded envelope with a damp paper towel wrapped around the roots (and perhaps in a plastic bag). The two shoots looked a little sad for the travel, but both readily turned into healthy indoor plants.
posted by D.C. 15 March | 01:20
posted by Lipstick Thespian 15 March | 08:16
ooh! I want one too! I was just thinking that I needed more plants to keep my windowsill company. I'm emailing you at the address I found on mefi, hope it's the right one.
posted by rmless2 15 March | 08:57
My dad has a monster aloe plant in his greenhouse. I gave it to him about 15 or 16 years ago in a 6-inch pot. Now it's in a pot with a diameter of about 2 feet, and it's at least 4 feet tall. It has babies every year, and every year when I'm home for christmas we go out into the greenhouse and divide/pot all the little ones. This year there were 18 new potted aloes.

I tell you this only so you know that it's going to get even harder to give them away as time goes on. Get rid of as many as you can now.
posted by mudpuppie 15 March | 10:56


Aloes make lots of them.
posted by argentcorvid 15 March | 13:13
The MeFi Mods and MC Frontalot are streaming live on KOOP in Austin TX right now. || Sweet, sweet crime.