a surprising sunburn

did you know that aloe vera plants can get sunburnt?

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{ still recovering but she is a million times better than before. }

isn’t it incredible that a plant that cures sunburn can be sunburned itself? anyway, just two days ago, my aloe plant was looking more like this guy…

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{ borrowed from http://myseedsowing.blogspot.co.uk – – – you can see the huge difference in the before & after photos! }

after being moved, she is much appreciative of her sun-diffused spot by my kitchen window. (as opposed to the bright and sunny window ledge in my bedroom.)

i was surprised that a desert plant such as my aloe vera doesn’t actually do well in direct sunlight. but, i am even more surprised by how quickly they adapt, and heal, and grow. now if i can only figure out what on earth is wrong with my little cactus below . . .

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{ discolored and splotchy, with brown and green bits. do you know what’s going on? }

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