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Jan 6, 2016 6:39 PM CST
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Name: Baja
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This is not Aloe brevifolia but most likely a named aloe hybrid. Here's a brevifolia picture for comparison.

Photo by Joy


Not knowing what exactly to call the plant, I guess the best thing to do would be to move the image to the generic Aloe listing, unless/until someone steps forward with an ID. Please let me know what you think.
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Jan 6, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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Hi Baja!

It looks a lot like a couple of Aloe hybrids I have, either Aloe x 'Pickled Pink' or just Aloe x 'Pink', but of course you are correct that there are likely many other options.

Cheers!
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Jan 7, 2016 3:12 PM CST
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I also think the photo should be moved to the generic Aloe entry, but we'll wait a few more days for Cinta to weigh in.
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Jan 21, 2016 3:14 PM CST
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The photo owner has posted numerous times in the forums recently without taking part in this discussion, so I've moved the photo to the generic Aloe entry.
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Jan 21, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
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Baja_Costero said:This is not Aloe brevifolia but most likely a named aloe hybrid. Here's a brevifolia picture for comparison.

Photo by Joy


Not knowing what exactly to call the plant, I guess the best thing to do would be to move the image to the generic Aloe listing, unless/until someone steps forward with an ID. Please let me know what you think.


I did not add it to the plant database. This plant was in a discussion that I posted asking about the flower stalk growing a plant vs growing in the soil near the base of the plant.

If someone wants to put it in a name Aloe position it is Pink Blush
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Jan 21, 2016 6:31 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Thank you, Cinta. I have moved your photo to the Pink Blush entry.
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Jan 22, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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I was interested in the original post because I though this Aloe was the same or very similar. @ mcvansoest Is this also A.'Pink Blush'? That was my best guess/conclusion.

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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Jan 25, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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That sure looks like it, but it is not always easy to know for sure there are a lot of hybrids out there that look very very similar. I think the flowers are the same as the plant I have and the flowers in the picture already in the database (though the flowers in that pictures are unsharp). Here are some pictures of one of my Aloe x 'Pink Blush':


Entire plant with inflorescence.


Entire plant without the inflorescence showing the pink blush aspect of its leaves.


A close up of the flower.

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And here is what happens when the plant is really happy with regards to water and sun exposure... the pink blush goes away... (Plants in the square pot and the round pot leaning off to the right)
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Jan 25, 2016 6:18 PM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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Baja_Costero said:This is not Aloe brevifolia but most likely a named aloe hybrid. Here's a brevifolia picture for comparison.

Photo by Joy


Not knowing what exactly to call the plant, I guess the best thing to do would be to move the image to the generic Aloe listing, unless/until someone steps forward with an ID. Please let me know what you think.


Are you sure that is brevifolia and not xnobilis?
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Here is my small A. brevifolia.

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And here is Aloe xnobilis.
I do not have a more recent picture, but the plant given as A. brevifolia looks exactly like my plant looks right now.

It is my understanding that Aloe brevifolia has more blue-green leaves whereas the really green specimens are often mistakenly identified as A. brevifolia but are actually A. xnobilis. The flowers are very different so would be indicative.
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Jan 25, 2016 6:32 PM CST
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You could be right. There are green brevifolias but the plant in the picture could very well be nobilis.
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Jan 28, 2016 12:24 AM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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Here is a close up of the flowers on the Aloe I posted above.


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Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Jan 28, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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Close enough I would say. Probably some growing condition influences or light making the ones in your picture look a little more red.
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Jan 29, 2016 12:06 AM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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It is out in the full sun. I don't think it's going to be happy through next summer. I'll be watching with interest. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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