Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Aloe polyphylla variegata

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KellyRbo
Feb 8, 2017 3:53 AM CST
Hello,

Do you know a grower in Europe that grows Aloe polyphylla variegata?

Please let me know.

Kind Regards,
kelly
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Stush2019
Feb 8, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Welcomed and never heard of this but anything can be variegated. It will be expensive and some variegations can be tricked by chemicals or virus so be sure of source and if it will stay variegated. If you find one, please post pictures of it. Would love to see one myself. I know of some of my variegated aloes lost their variegation when exposed to direct all day sun. I now keep these in bright shade or partial sun light. I think they were chemical induced as well but can't find any info on this.
Some here are very knowable and would love to see their comments.
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Baja_Costero
Feb 8, 2017 9:36 AM CST

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The short answer to your question is no. But such a plant would be quite rare and difficult to propagate. You would presumably have to core a mature plant to force branching and then root the branches, unless tissue culture would be useful. It's more or less an expert level problem, either way. Given that Aloe polyphylla is a little difficult to start with and relatively uncommon in its normal (unvariegated) form, it could take you a really long time to find one.
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Stush2019
Feb 9, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Yes, Baja, I forgot about Aloe poly not producing pups. They have to hybridize it to get seeds so it may be possible for one with similar characteristics to have the capabilities to product pups like other aloes. Good answer.

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