Plant ID forum: Another unidentified house plant?

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mlync77
Jul 27, 2017 6:09 PM CST
I've this one for a few years but I've never been sure what it is. It has gotten quite a bit taller than when I first got it, occasionally shedding the bottommost leaves and new growth comes in at the top. Any help is appreciated!
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DaisyI
Jul 27, 2017 6:27 PM CST
That might be an Aloe plant. I'm not sure - its really tall.
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Baja_Costero
Jul 27, 2017 6:34 PM CST
Yes, that is an aloe, and that is how it naturally grows, though I'm guessing the plant could use a lot more light. The more sun you can provide indoors, the better. That will tend to keep it more compact, but eventually you're going to have to cut and restart the rosettes once they get stemmy enough to start needing support. These plants grow in a jumbled mess in the ground, and stems are usually only supported by the other stems on the plant lower down. They can be a little tricky to keep going long-term in pots without periodic restarting (depends on your skill and interest in staking or tying them).

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plantladylin
Jul 27, 2017 6:45 PM CST
Hi mlync77, Welcome!

Your lovely plant looks like an Aloes (Aloe) of some sort to me too. Some of them do grow quite tall. Climbing Aloe (Aloiampelos ciliaris) twists and climbs and there's one called Giant Tree Aloe (Aloidendron barberae) and another tall one is Quiver Tree (Aloidendron dichotomum)

I'm not sure which Aloe you have but they all require the same care and growing conditions. We have many Aloes listed here in our database with photos and growing information: https://garden.org/plants/brow...

There are also many listed on this succulent plant page: http://succulent-plant.com/fam...

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