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Aug 22, 2013 9:20 AM CST
|Anybody love, like Aloes. I started buying them not aware that I had a special attraction to them. |
I do not know the names of them. Most were purchased at the Big Box stores with just tags that said Aloe.
Okay that is some of them. Show me your Aloes.
Aug 22, 2013 10:08 AM CST
|That first photo is Haworthia limifolia. The last two looks like Aloe Harlana.|
Lovely plants! Good growing!
Aug 22, 2013 10:43 AM CST
|Thank you tarev. The last ones are the ones that are going crazy. I just went out and measured it. It is 20" wide and 12" high and I have 4 big babies I will do not need to bring all these inside this winter. Some have to go. They are in pots with no drainage and growing like they are on steroids.|
Aug 22, 2013 10:56 AM CST
|I lost my Aloe Harlana during one wet winter season. It does prefer being warm and dry. I left mine outdoors, thinking it can survive and return like my other aloe gasteria hybrid, but it just dwindled and lost it.|
Sep 4, 2013 1:33 PM CST
i have only ever known this plant as an aloe vera
Sep 4, 2013 8:03 PM CST
|and it is a big one.|
Sep 6, 2013 9:32 PM CST
|I only know this one as aloe too. It's the kind you can cut a piece off of and put on a burn, usually grown outside the kitchen door |
This one has had tons of pups but I've pulled most of them out and put them in other pots or given them away.
No matter where I point the camera there always is a cat that wanders by and plops down to be in the picture. I'm amazed at how they accomplish looking so natural and relaxed no matter what they are doing.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Sep 6, 2013 10:54 PM CST
|Yes I know that is why in my next life I want to be a cat. They seem to be so content and they do not care if you like it or not. |
The aloe that you both have I cut the leaves open and lay them on my face when I come in from gardening. It makes my skin so smooth and I do not have any wrinkles for my age.
Sep 6, 2013 11:41 PM CST
|Cinta, thanks for sharing that!|
Sep 7, 2013 6:07 AM CST
|I agree, the first one is a Haworthia limifolia (not an aloe) but a cool one commonly called the fairy washboard. I believe your third photo is one of the Gasteraloes which is a cross between Gasteria and Aloe. The blooms will tell for certain.|
Love the assorted Aloes and I agree, if reincarnated, I want to come back as a cat (at my house) lol
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Sep 9, 2013 10:22 AM CST
|Picture of my Aloe. Given to me a few years ago and it is now growing. For the first year I though I was going to loose it. No pups yet. It is still small. It's name; Aloe MACULATA saponaria variegated.|
What I really love now is the small Sanseviria's. The trifasciata 'hahnii' group. They stay small and different.
Sep 9, 2013 11:23 AM CST
|A nice group Stush! That is a pretty Agave too in the first picture.|
Sep 9, 2013 1:32 PM CST
| Really pretty agave and I love the tiny sans. |
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Sep 10, 2013 9:14 AM CST
|Stush, I have first dibs on any of the variegated plants in those pics. They are drool worthy. I have purchased many of trifasciata 'hahnii' group and have managed to kill everyone of them. I only have the dark green one that seems to survive my care. |
I do not water so I am thinking they need more regular water than I provide my plants normally. I have a problem with watering plants more than every month or two in the winter and they die in the winter in my care.
Sep 10, 2013 9:53 AM CST
|1 is H limifolia for sure!|
2 and 4 look the same, but I don't recognize them...
3 could be variegated wamsley hybrid
5 appear to be a hybrid partridge breasted aloe, I like that one
And last 2 are known as African soap aloe...exact I'd unknown as well
It's a fun group of plants!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Sep 10, 2013 11:22 AM CST
That Agave almost didn't make it. The big mother plant, I payed $40 for and had it for two years then just rotted away to nothing. It had one small pup in the mess and that is what you see. It is about 4 years old now and is just starting to take off. It's name is; Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' (White-Centered Mexican Century Plant). Still not as nice as the one you gave me, Agave lopantha quadricolor. Which by the way is finally started to send up two new pups.
I can send you some hahnii if you wish. I have a few to spare but limited. You what them now or spring?
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Sep 10, 2013 2:09 PM CST
|I have had the same experience with that Agave Stush, so don't feel bad!|
Sep 10, 2013 8:46 PM CST
|Stush this Spring would be good. Maybe we could meet at my nursery and make is a fun shopping day. They have some awesome stuff in the Spring.|
Sep 11, 2013 6:40 PM CST
tarev said:I lost my Aloe Harlana during one wet winter season. It does prefer being warm and dry. I left mine outdoors, thinking it can survive and return like my other aloe gasteria hybrid, but it just dwindled and lost it.
If you want to try again T-mail me. I am going to cut out extras of a lot of my succulents before I bring them in this winter. That one has 5 babies in the pot. But because this is a big plant the babies are not little.
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Oct 1, 2013 1:21 PM CST
|Hey there, Aud! Good to see you here! Nice plants!|
my 2 cents: (some, as others have said)
1. Haworthia limifolia var. limifolia
are 2. & 4. the same plant? possibly Aloe barbadensis (vera), but could be other (blooms would help ID)
3. a variegated xGasteraloe (there's been some discussion elsewhere about ID of one like this in the trade)
5. Aloe variegata, leaves look longer than what is normally seen on this
6. could be Aloe grandidentata (need blooms to confirm) ~not likely A. harlana, as very rarely seen in the trade (but sold as such-most times hemmingii or other similar spotted Aloe). If it were A. maculata, I believe it would have larger spots.