Hi! Do you know if it would be possible to water propagate an aloe barbadensis? If so, how? Thanx!!
It’s possible, but you’re going to need an offset / plant with stem attached. Remove some lower leaves so you have a nice piece of bare stem and clean away any dirt. You can put the prop in a container filled with water to just under the stem, or you can submerge a small amount of the stem. I’ve done both and either will work.
Use distilled, rain water, or aquarium water if possible. If not, tap water will do fine. Change it every week or so, or whenever you notice the water or glass getting nasty. Rooting can take anywhere from a few days to a few months. It’s by no means an exact science.