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Jul 27, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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Jul 27, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Beautiful and unique banner, Baja. I've never grown this one.
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Jul 27, 2018 6:15 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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Jul 27, 2018 6:16 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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It makes a great banner!
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Jul 27, 2018 6:22 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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Jul 27, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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It's a cute plant when it's that young.
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Jul 27, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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plantmanager said:Beautiful and unique banner, Baja.


I agree! Thumbs up
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Jul 27, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Zone 5
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I would say it's not "near perfect fit", but Perfect Fit indeed! Very interesting genealogy to follow. 🌡 🌡 🌡 🌡 🌡 Love it.
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Jul 28, 2018 3:14 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Baha, what a treat to see.Really nice composition.
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Jul 28, 2018 5:49 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Wonderful and very interesting banner, Baja!
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Stan
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Jul 28, 2018 6:39 AM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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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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Jul 28, 2018 8:52 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Great banner Baja! Perfect fit.
As Yogi Berra said, β€œIt's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jul 28, 2018 4:12 PM CST
Name: Sean B
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
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It's quite the WOW, Baja! And really appreciate the added shots and info. I tip my hat to you.
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Jul 28, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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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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Aug 3, 2018 7:12 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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Love the banner, Baja.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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