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highlandhermit
May 18, 2012 1:33 PM CST
well i was at the library yesterday and i noticed some plant pots shoved almost out of sight on a ledge in the entrance hall. one pot had the dessicated ramains of whatever unfortunant plant it was. the other pot has soil that was so bone dry and lacking in nutrients it was almost like pumice stone. there were 5 little plants in it. i couldnt manage to rescue them atthe time cos i had my kids to deal with, but i got my husband (works there) to rescue one plant for me, he wouldnt take the whole lot.

he just brought it home after finishing work for the night. the root stalk was dead and i carefully removed the dead parts and then i potted it in a small pot of cactus soil and i hope to encourage it to put out new root now that its got healthy soil.
i dont know what the plant is, can anyone identify it?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 18, 2012 3:29 PM CST
Looks like an aloe...try to see this link and see if it resembles any of them..
http://www.succulent-plant.com/families/aloaceae.html
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Dutchlady1
May 19, 2012 7:01 AM CST
I agree

drewtoby
May 22, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Aloe Echeveria Mix? Not sure... it could be a young agave, but I think ^ are right. Anyways, congrats on the rescue I tip my hat to you.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 22, 2012 11:38 AM CST
Plant avengers!! Hurray! Hurray!
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pod
May 28, 2012 6:13 AM CST
Pretty plant, I'm trying to judge its' size?

If I had to guess, it will be one of the Gasteraloes. The warty surface on the leaves are a clue. Gasteraloe is a cross between Gasteria and Aloe and could be any combination.

Good going on the rescue. Now work on that guy to rescue more of them. Tell them you will do plant rehab... Kristi

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