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Jul 23, 2017 11:43 AM CST
|Hello I was gifted a plant but I don't know what it is and it's getting bigger and I want to replant so it doesn't die. Could anyone ID this so I can get the right pot, soil, etc?
Jul 23, 2017 12:18 PM CST
The growth habit of your plant sure reminds me of my Climbing Aloe (Aloiampelos ciliaris) although it could be something else like a Haworthia, etc.
I have some older photos here in our database that I linked to above but I went out and took a couple of pictures of my plant for comparison. I live in Florida where it's very humid year round and my plant has been out on a deck at the back of our property where it's been subjected to all the rain we've had lately. There were a lot of leaves covering the top of the soil and I had to remove a couple of rotted stems. I might repot it into some drier soil in the next day or two and find a location to keep it out of the rain for awhile. My growing conditions here in Florida are totally different from there where you live in Nevada so I'm not sure of what advice I can offer. I grow all of my plants in a combination of potting soil and orchid bark mix which allows for good air circulation around the plants roots. I'm really bad at watering on a regular basis but with all the rain we get in the summer, the plants don't need additional help from me. My old eyes aren't the greatest but look at my pictures and compare to your plant.
Hopefully others will pop in soon with other suggestions as to what your plant may be and also be able to offer tips on repotting.
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Jul 23, 2017 1:25 PM CST
|Yes, it looks like a climbing aloe. Use a pot not too much bigger than the current one. I like a mix of 50% potting soil / 50% pumice but you can use a bagged cactus mix from the store if it has good drainage. Provide a lot of light if it's going to be indoors. It will grow longer stems over time but as they become unruly you can cut off the tops and restart them, getting around that.|
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