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Need some advice on my new aloe vera plant

me me
6 years ago

I've bought a aloe vera plant from ebay and the leaves looks like they are dying since I have planted it so I was wondering if someone could tell me what I'm doing wrong.

The person I bought it off said once I receive the plant I should repot it straight away with John Innes number 2 and perlite then give it a good watering but make sure you only water it again when the soil has completely dried out. So I went and bought John Innes number 2 and perlite and used a mix of 1 part perlite and 2 parts of john innes and give it a good watering but now the leaves looks like they are dying. When I checked the soil it looked soaking wet and the soil was really compacted so I pushed a stick in to the soil and water started to drain out so I'm guessing I compacted the soil to much. So should I start again but how much perlite should I use to soil and should I water it straight away as some people say don't water it for a week until the plant settles.

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