How long does it take for aloe vera to grow from cuttings? New aloe vera plants are usually propagated from offshoots but can also be grown from stem and leaf cuttings. With proper planting and aftercare, aloe vera cuttings will grow roots within four weeks.
Can you root aloe vera cuttings in water?
If you try to propagate aloe vera from a cutting placed in water, it will most likely rot before it grows roots. The chances of the cutting rooting in potting soil aren't much better. The succulent grows very slowly, whereas propagation with pups will give you a much faster start.
What to do with aloe after you cut it?
After cutting the leaf, hold it over a small bowl to let the yellowish latex drip out. This is part of the plant that you don't want to use. At this point, you can rub the cut leaf end on a burn or cut and receive healing relief.