Do Snails Eat Aloe Vera Plants

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Welcome to this article that will be discussing whether or not you should be worried about snails eating away at your aloe vera plant. The fact is that they most certainly can and will eat on an aloe vera plant if they have the option to do so.

But there are ways of preventing this and making sure you aren’t running any risk at home and having all that growth progress wiped away because of some hungry snail.

Follow along in this article and we will discuss some of the best ways to store and keep your aloe vera plant. We will also briefly touch on the ways to prevent a snail attack and what you can do if one happens.

Aloe Vera Plant Growing In The Sun

Do Snails Eat Aloe Vera Plants

As we said at the beginning of the article here, the aloe vera plant can definitely be affected by snails and is a target of them even. We, therefore, need to make sure they aren’t causing any harm.

The aloe vera plant is a very favorable target for these snails as the stems contain plenty of sugars that they can eat and grow bigger. Given that we need to keep and care for our aloe vera plants a little bit differently.

The plant is in vast cases stored indoors in a sunny window where it can enjoy the sun and grow without any harm. But sometimes you might want to keep it outdoors. Then the best prevention will be to keep it elevated. 

This means having it on a small table. We of course recommend that you grow it one freeland as that will make it a lot harder to avoid any snail attacks. Instead keeping it in a pot will make it harder for them to reach and with some luck, we might just be able to survive without using any repellents.

A healthy plant will be less of a target as it can resist and defend itself against pests and diseases. But in the case of snails, that might just make them more of a target actually.

If you don’t have a need for keeping the aloe vera plant outdoors then we recommend just having it inside instead in order to protect it and eliminate the risk of any snails getting to it.

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Aloe Vera Plant Growing In A Garden

How Do I Get Rid Of Snails On My Aloe Plant

Getting rid of snails on an aloe vera plant might not be the easiest. Firstly you can pick the snails straight off and throw them away. If you are growing the plant on freeland then you will probably have to face these snails a lot more than if you grow the plant in a pot instead.

Using salt is a great repellent against snails. It is very harmful to them and causes them to die if they come into too much contact. Making a line with salt around your plant might be a solution. Note that anything close to the salt will also be affected by the negative, however.

There are a number of different methods against getting rid of snails. Most of them include using some form of chemical. But that is not a route we like to take. It creates a very unnatural growth we feel for the plant.

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Aloe Vera Plant Growing In The Sun

What Is Eating My Aloe Vera Plant

There are a variety of different things that might be eaten on your aloe vera plant. These can be all from fungus diseases making them rot and disintegrate. But it can also be snails which are a real hassle to get rid of if you are on freeland.

Try and observe what insects are close by or on your plant. That will give you an idea of the troubles you are dealing with. Note that a healthy aloe vera plant will always handle these things a lot better.

Aloe Vera Plant Growing Indoors