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Name: Alessandro
Padova (Zone 7b)
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xeronema
Oct 29, 2012 12:36 PM CST

Someone can help me identify this Aloe

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2012 12:37 PM CST
It's beautiful! I will check tomorrow at work. We have ~ 100 different Aloes!
Name: Alessandro
Padova (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Bulbs Region: Europe Irises
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xeronema
Oct 29, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Dutchlady Many thanks
I have lost the card with the name
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2012 1:14 PM CST
It looks familiar so I think I could get an ID.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Oct 29, 2012 7:57 PM CST
It appears to be Aloe striata
http://www.yuccado.com/aloe-striata.html

They can become monstrous.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 30, 2012 3:08 AM CST
First I was also wondering if it was maybe A. striata (I have several) but the leaves are a different shape. Plus A. striata has a red edge on the leaves.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 30, 2012 6:22 AM CST
Yes, I think A. striata leaf is a bit different. I hope you get an ID, Hetty. There are so many beautiful Aloes!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Oct 30, 2012 6:32 AM CST
I agree - I'll be heading out to the Succulent Garden momentarily so I hope to have more info soon.
Name: Alessandro
Padova (Zone 7b)
Amaryllis Bulbs Region: Europe Irises
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xeronema
Oct 30, 2012 5:27 PM CST

Aloe striata seems to have the larger leaf
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Nov 16, 2012 7:06 AM CST
Alessandro ~ I am sorry you have not received an ID for your plant.

I was looking at my A. striata and still wonder if the size of the leaf is affected by the age of the plant, the size of the container or perhaps the nutrients/ moisture received.

If you do not mind, I would like to post a photo or two of my Aloe striata. I have had this plant since 2006. When I received it it was tiny and I would not have believed it would grow as large as it has. I have removed it from the pot and cut the roots back, repotting it twice since I got it.

The lack of teeth on the edges of the leaf and the white border as well as the striation pattern in the leaf are indicators of the ID.

The color of the white border begins to turn pink when temperature drops. Mine has never bloomed but the coral color of the bloom is the reason this plant is also known as a Coral Aloe.

Hope you won't mind the photos... KristiThumb of 2012-11-16/pod/0e9911
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 16, 2012 8:09 AM CST
Kristi - notice the surface of the leaves on yours are flat whereas on the one Alessandro shows they are more convex; that is why I don't think his is A. striata.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 16, 2012 8:47 AM CST
I have searched around and I am still stumped. Shrug!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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