Plant ID forum: Two plants that need ID's

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 22, 2013 3:18 PM CST
I bought an unknown aloe from Lowes today. I was wondering if someone could ID it? I also bought an amaryllis that was supposed to be Minerva but it turned out to be something different. The bloom is a raspberry/fuchsia color. Thanks Smiling


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Unknown amaryllis

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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 22, 2013 3:45 PM CST
The Aloe leaves look fairly nondescript at this point…Will probably have to wait for the bloom to open to be sure…But, in the meantime…A.spicata…? Possibly?
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 22, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Thanks Tara! I really do hope its A. spicata, do you think it would make a good houseplant? When the blooms open, I'll post pictures to keep you up to date. Thumbs up
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 30, 2013 12:35 PM CST
Tara here is an update, one of the buds finally opened. Its more orange than the photo is showing.










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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 30, 2013 1:29 PM CST
Well, you can definitely rule out A. spicata…

Could be something more on the lines of A. vanbalenii

editing to add that with all of the different varieties of Aloe, and numerous hybrids, you may just find comfort in knowing it's an Aloe…And a beautiful one at that. As to growing it as a houseplant…I'd say it 'could' be possible if you have an area that receives some very strong sunlight.
Hope that helps! Enjoy it! It sure is pretty!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 30, 2013 1:59 PM CST
Thanks Tara! I'll probably put it outside in Spring and Summer and then bring it indoors for Winter. Right now its near a south facing window so its getting a few hours of direct sun. Thanks so much for the info, I just need to remind myself not to water it much during Winter. Thumbs up Hilarious!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 30, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Cameron: Your Aloe reminds me of:
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 31, 2013 10:22 AM CST
That's such a pretty aloe Lin. I think I saw several that looked like climbing aloes at Lowes on the clearance rack. I didn't buy them because I didn't have time to find out the price of the aloes lol. The leaves definitely look the same, the only difference is the flowers Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 31, 2013 1:06 PM CST
There's another climbing aloe: Climbing Aloe (Aloe ciliaris)
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Dec 31, 2013 1:06 PM CST
Meant to show just the photo of blooms:
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 31, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Do you think mine could possibly be a hybrid climbing aloe?
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 31, 2013 8:23 PM CST
nodding Very possible!!!! nodding
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Dec 31, 2013 10:00 PM CST
That would be so neat! Hurray!

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