No .. I did NOT de-arm ? my aloe plant .. it 'self pruned" ? itself .. hum .. rather a weird way of putting it but "them's the facts !" .. I haven't had aloe plants before but I can recognize this trick played by other plants .. so I figured I might as well give them both a good soak, and talking to, before they went back up on the wall to sulk. They have grown a lot since I took these "baby arms" home from the grocery store .. I may have to think about bigger pots for them soon.