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Emily Horn

Emily is currently the Greenhouse Superintendent at The Ohio State University. She received an Associate of Science degree from The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, and her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Crop Sciences from The Ohio State University. Emily also holds a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license from the State of Ohio.

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Succulents

How to Revive an Unhealthy Aloe Vera Plant in 7 Easy Steps

Is your Aloe Vera plant looking a little rugged? If your plant looks a bit unhealthy or is on the verge of dying, there are some steps you can take to revive your plant. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn shares her top tips for reviving an Aloe Vera plant that might be almost out of time.

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11 Reasons Your Aloe Vera is Turning Brown & Mushy

is your Aloe Vera plant turning brown and mushy? There are a number of different reasons this can happen, and thankfully, some of are reversible. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn looks at the most common reasons Aloe Vera plants start getting soft, discolored leaves.

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How to Save an Aloe Vera Plant With Root Rot

Does your Aloe Vera have root rot? There are many different symptoms of this fungal disease, and it's important to treat it right away once you've confirmed that it's the problem. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn looks at the most common symptoms of root rot, and how to fix it!

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9 Reasons For Yellowing Aloe Vera Plants

Does your Aloe Vera plant have yellow leaves? From overwatering to underwatering and other problems, there are many different reasons this can happen. Most of these common issues are treatable if you identify them, and act quickly. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn takes you through why this happens, and how to stop it!

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How Big Can Aloe Vera Plants Get?

Are you thinking of adding aloe vera to your indoor or outdoor garden, but aren't sure how big they will get? Their plant size actually depends on many different growth factors. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn examines their average plant size, as well as how big these popular succulents can actually get.

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How Much Direct or Indirect Sunlight Do Aloe Vera Plants Need?

Are you thinking of adding Aloe Vera to your indoor or outdoor garden, but want to know what type of sunlight it needs? There are a few things to consider, such as full sun, partial shade, and fully shaded locations. Then there are types of sunlight such as indirect, or direct. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through everything you need to know about this popular succulent's sunlight needs.

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Succulents

Is Aloe Vera Considered a Cactus or a Type of Succulent?

Not sure if Aloe vera is considered a type of succulent or a cactus? Or if there's even a difference between the two? This is an important factor to consider in order to understand maintenance requirements. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn takes you through Aloe's classification so you know what you can expect.

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Can You Grow Aloe Vera From a Single Leaf?

Are you thinking of growing an aloe vera plant from a single leaf? There are plenty of plants that can be propagated from just a leaf cutting. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through if Aloe can be grown from a leaf cutting, and if it's a good idea to attempt it.

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8 Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe Vera is a pretty tolerant and low-maintenance plant. But there are some mistakes that many gardeners make when growing them both indoors and outdoors. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through some of the top mistakes new gardeners make when growing this popular succulent.

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Succulents

How to Prune Aloe Vera Plants in 7 Easy Steps

Does your aloe vera need a trim? Aloe vera is a pretty forgiving plant, but that doesn't mean you should just start trimming away without a plan. In this article, gardening expert and succulent enthusiast Emily Horn walks through a few easy steps to successfully prune your aloe vera plant.

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Succulents

How Much and How Often Should You Water Aloe Vera?

If you aren't sure how much water your aloe vera plant needs, you've come to the right place! While it may not need as much water as other succulents, there are some best practices you should follow when it comes to plant hydration. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through how much and how often you should be watering your aloe vera.

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9 Reasons Your Aloe Vera is Drooping and Falling Over

If your aloe vera plant is drooping or falling over, there could be many different reasons why. While aloe vera is somewhat hands-off when it comes to care, there are still some things that can cause drooping leaves. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through the most common causes of droopy leaves and how to fix it!

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11 Common Problems With Aloe Vera Plants

Are you running into problems with your aloe vera plants, but aren't quite sure what to do? While aloe vera can be fairly low-maintenance, there are some problems some gardeners may encounter. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through the most common problems with Aloe Vera and how to prevent them!

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Succulents

How to Plant, Grow and Care For Aloe Vera

Looking to add some Aloe Vera to your indoor or outdoor garden? This particular plant is quite popular and has a wide variety of uses. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through every step you'll need to follow in order to plant, grow, and care for Aloe Vera.

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8 Common Ghost Plant Problems and How to Fix Them

Even through they are considered low maintenance, ghost plants can still encounter their share of problems. In this article, gardening expert and houseplant enthusiast Emily Horn examines some of the most common problems that gardeners may see when caring for ghost plants.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Ghost Plants

Thinking of adding a ghost plant to your indoor garden? Ghost plants (aka Graptopetalum paraguayense) are well known succulents that can make any indoor garden pop with visual interest. In this article, gardening expert and houseplant enthusiast Emily Horn outlines how to plant, grow, and care for Ghost Plants.

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How Much Sunlight Do Ghost Plants Need?

Ghost plants are popular succulents, but many new owners aren't sure how much sunlight they actually need. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through the direct and indirect sunlight needs for ghost plants, and their ideal location once they are placed in your home.