Aloe Vera Seed Pods

by Sue Garner
(Northern California.)

I have an Aloe Vera plant, not sure what kind ?
Last summer and currently my Aloe has a green
pod at the top where the flowers were.What is it
and what do I need to do with it ?Thank you for
your help and advice.


Ruth Adds:

Sue, you are seeing something I have not seen yet. Aloe vera seed pods! Checking it out, I find that the flowers CAN bear pods - especially when pollinated (usually by hummingbirds in Africa).

So it would seem your aloe vera flowers got pollinated, and you now have pods - which should have seeds in them. You could try planting them. Maybe in a flower pot so you can watch the new plant carefully.

At least, I would if I were in your shoes! If you do, will you let me know how it turns out?

(Have you got a photo of these aloe vera seed pods?)

I'm posting this so that if anyone else knows more about this, they can add comments and help us all out.


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Oct 06, 2017
Seed pods at least twice a year NEW
by: Sunny

We have a vera plant has been producing seedpods, at least twice a year, for a couple of years now. They began growing just after my Alevera has flowered. I love it!

Aug 19, 2017
aloe vera pod NEW
by: darren

just found a aloe vrea pod on my plant first time its done this i presume its a seed pod its green and very sticky to touch

Apr 25, 2017
Aloe vera seed pods NEW
by: Leann doke

About three months ago, a friend of my boyfriend's moved, and in his years were flowering aloe vera. He said we were more than welcome to take these if we wanted them, and ended up with over 20 aloe plants, half of which I gave to my mother in law. Well, just today, I also noticed 1 solitary green seed pod growing where the flowers bloom! I want to plant it, but I don't want to do it wrong. ANYONE WHO KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO DO, HOW I OBTAIN THE POD (do I wait till it just falls off naturally, or pull it off myself)? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Dec 14, 2016
Aloe Vera pods NEW
by: Joyce

I have had an aloe vera plant for over 30yrs and has been flowering for at least 10yrs but this is the first year the pods have appeared. Do I break open the pod to plant or leave it?
Thanks Joyce (Vic, Aust)

May 13, 2016
aloe plants NEW
by: Anonymous

I too have been told by my sister that her aloe planbt had pods I have them all over my yard for the last 20 years and never seen pods on them jeanette

Jun 13, 2015
Aloe vera seed pods
by: Amber

I have been searching online for the same answers! Unfortunately, I'm not finding any. I live in Indiana and have been growing a potted aloe vera plant indoors for the last 8 years. It now flowers twice a year: once in the winter and once in the spring. Recently, the flowers have died and we now have seed pods that I'm not quite sure what to do with. I have checked with all of my local gardening centers and they all tell me they have never seen it before (I took pictures and they were amazed and confused!). Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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