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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 27, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Aloe marlothii

Winter aloe flowers

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Here is the rosette



And here is a closeup of the flowers opening



The sideways sweeping racemes with vertically oriented (secund) flowers are the signature feature of this tree aloe.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 27, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Beautiful and unique banner, Baja. I've never grown this one.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 27, 2018 6:15 PM CST
It is a beautiful beast of a plant. The rosette will not grow wider than in the picture above, but it will grow taller, to like 12-20 feet in old age.

Very rarely do I find banner-shaped objects among my succulent photos, but this raceme was a near-perfect fit. Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 27, 2018 6:16 PM CST
It makes a great banner!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 27, 2018 6:22 PM CST
Thanks, Karen.

Here is a seedling I grew from that plant (presumably pollinated by one of its neighbors). Looking very well armed at a young age (in an 8 inch pot). Smiling The flowers will tell me everything (I hope) about the paternity, so I'm looking forward to that maybe next winter, in a year and a half.

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 27, 2018 6:24 PM CST
It's a cute plant when it's that young.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jul 27, 2018 7:19 PM CST
plantmanager said:Beautiful and unique banner, Baja.


I agree! Thumbs up

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Fleur569
Jul 27, 2018 8:35 PM CST
I would say it's not "near perfect fit", but Perfect Fit indeed! Very interesting genealogy to follow. 🌵 🌵 🌵 🌵 🌵 Love it.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jul 28, 2018 3:14 AM CST
Baha, what a treat to see.Really nice composition.
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GaNinFl
Jul 28, 2018 5:49 AM CST
Wonderful and very interesting banner, Baja!
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pod
Jul 28, 2018 6:39 AM CST
What is not to like about a succulent banner!?!!

I had to peek to see what type of succulent generated this bloom.

As always, very nice! Thumbs up
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 28, 2018 8:52 AM CST
Great banner Baja! Perfect fit.
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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Jul 28, 2018 4:12 PM CST
It's quite the WOW, Baja! And really appreciate the added shots and info. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jul 28, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Thank you so much for the kind words and the acorns. Smiling

That sliver alone would be enough to tell an aloe nerd exactly which species (of the 500 or so in the genus) this plant is. So it's a signature thing, a 1 in 500 thing, the thing you look for when you want to nail down the ID. Distilled essence of marlothii, as it were.

So much info in so little space! Smiling
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rocklady
Aug 3, 2018 7:12 AM CST
Love the banner, Baja.
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