Plant ID forum: Aloe I.D.s

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 24, 2013 10:02 AM CST
I have a few aloes growing in a copper fire pit. I cannot I.D. them. There are so many that look alike. I'm going to have to pot them up soon. I won't have room to store them in the fire pit over winter. Can someone help? (I originally thought these were dyckias, but Janet set me straight!).


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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 24, 2013 10:12 AM CST
I think pic.# 6 could be A.aristata
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Calif_Sue
Aug 24, 2013 10:24 AM CST

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Most of them look like Haworthia, they are in the same family as aloes and look like mini versions of them. A lot of themlook alike and so they can be hard to ID.
Photo #5 looks like Fairy Washboard (Haworthia limifolia)
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 24, 2013 10:24 AM CST
Thanks! I'll tag it!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 24, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Okay, Sue. It will now have a name! I guess that's why they all stayed small this summer.
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Calif_Sue
Aug 24, 2013 10:30 AM CST

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Looks like a couple of yours have bloom stems. Haworthia blooms are tiny and white. Aloe blooms are much larger and in the usually in coral, yellow, orange range.
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terrafirma
Aug 24, 2013 10:36 AM CST
I agree Blooms can usually help in IDing. In the first pic. you can see a couple that are the coral color…Aloe giveaway. and I agree with the Haworthia limifolia…cute plant! Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Aug 24, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Sue, when you write "tiny and white," do you means the flower, or the stem they were blooming on? They've all had long bloom stems with tiny flowers, I believe. The birds are picking off the seed pods.
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Calif_Sue
Aug 24, 2013 9:59 PM CST

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The Haworthia blooms are tiny and white.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2013 9:10 AM CST
Got it! Thanks!
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JRsbugs
Aug 25, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Bubbles said: They've all had long bloom stems with tiny flowers, I believe. The birds are picking off the seed pods.


Look again at the first pic, there's two tall stems with orange flowers you can see which are more than likely Aloe.

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