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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 23, 2016 4:49 PM CST
My friend just gave me this Aloe. Nice teeth like dog molars on sides of leaves. No ID on this. Looks similar to my Aloe 'Crosby's Prolific', A. nobilis X A. humilis var. echinatum.

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And my 'Crosby's Prolific'.

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Thanks for looking and please give me some clues.
Stush
Name: Jaime N.
Indiana (Zone 6b)
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Kjnorris918
Jul 23, 2016 5:03 PM CST
No help on an id, but those are both very neat! Thumbs up
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 23, 2016 9:48 PM CST

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I agree. Aloe humilis is a cool plant and its progeny are too! Here's a humilis offset about to flower for the first time, at the end of spring.

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I am surprised to see a CP that big and juicy without tons of offsets around it. They tend to get extra super clumpy over time.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 24, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Baja, I love your A. humilis. Looks similar to one I see called 'Mini Bell'. I wonder it it's the same. Sold on Ebay and is expensive.
Stush
Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jul 24, 2016 8:39 AM CST
OH my... so Awesome...
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 24, 2016 1:11 PM CST

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Stush, I'm guessing that Minibelle is related to a different aloe (A. juvenna)... also a very attractive plant. The leaves are concave on the upper surface, unlike the humilis I have growing here, which tends to have pretty fat leaves.

Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 24, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Thanks Baja, After looking it up on the internet, My A. juvenna that I had for several years is actually A. Minibelle.

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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 26, 2016 9:50 AM CST

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Sounds right to me, though I have no personal experience with that hybrid. The juvenna rosettes tend to be narrower, taller, and more closed in comparison. I tip my hat to you.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 26, 2016 11:27 AM CST
I dug thru my receipts and found it, purchased at Wal-Mart's 2013 and was named A. 'Minne Belle'. Some how when I repotted it, I lost the I.D. which was on the original pot. At least I was also right in calling it A. juvenna. Looks so much alike that it is confused with Aloe squarrosa Baker 1883 (Syn: A. concinna, A. zanzibarica). Which is still confusing to me. On ebay, they show just a young start (close-up) thinking it was not a column growing type but a rosette form. I also purchase a Aloe descoingsii x haworthioides thinking it was nice looking and medium sized. Well surprised when it arrived. Very small and had about 10 heads on one small root system. I just separated them today. Took 6 off to give the head a chance to rebound.

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Taking pictures of babies if any one wants to see them.
Stush
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 26, 2016 12:12 PM CST

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That particular hybrid (same parentage as "Pepe") is extra clumpy and looks great in a wide mound with flowers. So now you have 7 of them! Big Grin
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 27, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Pictures of pups and headless clump;

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I should have keep going and re-potted all of them.
Name: Stephen Kelly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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stephenkelly505
Feb 15, 2018 6:17 PM CST
I started aloe hybrids from seed using the plastic bag method. Place the seedling tray inside a plastic bay 4 months ago. It's time to transfer them to individual pots. I took them out of the bag a week ago but many are turning brown? They were nice and green with white spoting and white spines on the edge of the leafs when I first took them out of the plastic bag. Sort of reminds me of when you slice an apple and then it turns brown? Please advise?
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Feb 16, 2018 1:27 PM CST

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4 months sounds like a long time to be left inside a plastic bag unless the germination was greatly delayed... normally I lift the lid (same as taking the tray out of the bag) as soon as the baby leaves are maybe a quarter inch long, which can be a week or two after germination, depending on the size of the seeds. I usually do it around the time they are growing their first true leaves. The reason I do this is that the longer you leave them under cover, the more opportunity there is for microorganisms to grow in there along with them.

There is always a period of adaptation when you remove the plastic and the baby seedlings have to cope with the soil drying out a bit now and then. So I might mist them with a spray bottle every day or two after removing the plastic, and sort of taper that off over a few weeks until they are getting water twice a week. To reduce the stress on the baby plants, I try to make the transition from total saturation to intermittent saturation as gentle as possible. You definitely do not want to be transplanting them at the same time as this transition. One step at a time.

Baby aloe seedlings can change color for various reasons, so it may not be that easy to sort out why yours are doing it. It may be due to stress (sun, drought, temperature) in which case it can be reversible (within limits of course). Try to figure out if anything has changed in their lives, other than the moisture, since you lifted the lid. And keep them protected from big changes, including in moisture.

They can also turn brown when they are on their way out, in which case the change is irreversible. Sometimes that's due to rot, like spending too long under cover and organisms sprouting in there. Sometimes they just give up because they are under too much stress, which always leaves a bit of a guessing game because you don't know for certain what exactly happened.

Hopefully the color change is temporary and your seedlings will be back to their normal green selves. In the meantime give them some protection and occasional misting and monitor any changes.
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