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Cinta
Jul 22, 2014 2:51 PM CST
I have had this plant for years. I forget it because it sits in a corner of the family room and it does not get water. It has gone without water last year for 8 months because I forgot to take it outside for the summer.

It really is purple not a dark green. Strange plant. I do not remember where I got it or how I ended up owning it. It could be a plant I picked up during my travel. I was good for picking up plants on the ground or in trash when I stayed at hotels and they threw away the plants.

Yet it keeps trying to survive. Rolling on the floor laughing

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Dutchlady1
Jul 22, 2014 2:53 PM CST
I would think it's a type of Aloe but that's all the help I can offer.
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tarev
Jul 22, 2014 3:18 PM CST
Some type of Gasteraloe...Aloe midnight maybe.
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Stush2019
Jul 24, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Hybrid Aloe, I think it is Lizzard Lips. If not it may be a close family member. Saw some on Ebay. Just babies and not as well grown. There are so many hybrid now, myself I have a tray of 17 seedlings. Many sellers of seeds so I think they may have no names.
Stush

Plantomaniac08
Jul 30, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Stush,
I have 'Lizard Lips,' this one doesn't look like it.

I think it's some form of Gasteraloe. I can see the Gasteria in it, but it also has the look of an Aloe.

Planto
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 31, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Planto,
It is most differently a hybrid Aloe. But mixed with what? Very well could be and properly is a Gasteria. Most Gasteria is on the small side. Aloe genes give it some size. All Aloe, Gasteria and Haworthia are all in the same subfamily Asphodeloideae and can interbreed. I don't know how they name them. Maybe the pod parent taking the credit. Pollen parent not mentioned. Just my best guess.
Oh and can we see a picture? I just bought one at Wal-Marts for $4 called Aloe 'Pink'. Looks like Aloe 'Christmass Tree'. And it has many many babies. Sorry I didn't didn't follow my own advise and show a picture of it. Soon if any body wants it.
Stush

Plantomaniac08
Jul 31, 2014 3:28 PM CST
Stush,
That's the mystery in hybrids lol. Some of them are crosses of hybrids, so that makes it even more difficult to distinguish, considering you have mutiple parents. It also doesn't help that some look very alike!

I'd like to see a picture of your Aloe. I always like seeing pictures of your plants.

Here's my 'Lizard Lips,' I bought it at Home Depot a while back. It's in bloom right now, but I don't have a current picture.



Planto
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Aug 1, 2014 1:43 PM CST
Ok, here's the one I just purchased for $4.

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Here's one from Cinta, "Partridge breast aloe".

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Here's my seedlings. about 9 months old. Some look like Cinta's. The one in the sq. pot is a Haworthia given to me.


And I saw some like yours on Ebay called 'White'. The one called 'Lizard Lips' was long and skinnie. I'll have to look over again. And who's to say they are right. I think with hybrid seeds, you get to make up your own names. At least it seems like it.
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Plantomaniac08
Aug 1, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Stush,
I saw one that you just purchased at HD also, but it was beat up pretty bad. :/

Those are some cute seedlings!

I tried looking up Aloe 'White' and all I found on ebay was Aloe 'White Fox.' Is that the one?

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Stush2019
Aug 2, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Planto,
Can't be sure. Brain not as good as it used to be. Could be. I was going to go thru it again and see and copy pictures. Got tied up with life.
Those seedlings are supposed to be Hybrid but not telling with what. The new Aloe poly seeds I purchased is also hybrid but since Aloe poly is sterile, it needs a pollen parent to get fertile seed. These look interesting. Nice if it holds on to it's spiraling and hardiness.
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Plantomaniac08
Aug 2, 2014 1:03 PM CST
Stush,
That's okay, too many names that sound similar. I don't know how others keep up either!

Thanks for the offer, but I will allow someone else to have one. I ended up taking all of my cacti and succulents to my Mother's due to my lack of trust in our apartment folks not destroying them (again).

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Cinta
Aug 2, 2014 7:41 PM CST
Because the leaves are so thin and stiff I started looking in another direction. I wonder if it is a Dyckia. The leaves do have the feel of this brom


Plantomaniac08
Aug 2, 2014 9:39 PM CST
Cinta,
That's a Cryptanthus, it's in the same family as Bromelaids.

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Stush2019
Aug 3, 2014 9:51 AM CST
I agree I am positive you have an Aloe hybrid.
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Cinta
May 17, 2015 7:41 PM CST
Remember this from last year. What a difference. I did not forget it last year and watered it and put it outside last summer. I still did not water it at all from Oct until I put it outside this month.


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Plantomaniac08
May 17, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Look at those babies! Lovey dubby

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GigiPlumeria
May 18, 2015 4:51 AM CST
Hurray! that's a lot of babies. your Echeveria 'chroma' (purplish rounded leaves) look very happy too !
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Cinta
May 18, 2015 1:07 PM CST
The plant is probably trying to make a lot of babes because he remembers when I tried to kill it last year when it was lost in the corner of my family room for 8 months with no light or water. Hilarious!

Yes Gigi that chrome is making a lot of babies too. I do not know what I used in that pot that is making them so happy and wanting to make so many babies. I still did not water any of my succulents last winter.

I know what I will be offering in the free succulent /cactus offer this year. *Blush*

Plantomaniac08
May 18, 2015 4:21 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

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