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Oct 28, 2018 8:15 AM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Hostas Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Sempervivums
My apologies if there was a past posting on this.
I also love Aloes along with Sanseveria and Agaves which I really got into this year.


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I've seen much improvement since I brought my Aloes inside for the winter even with reduced window light. Even under artificial light. I think because of reduced water. Hopefully next year I will have better pictures to show.
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Oct 28, 2018 8:35 AM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Bookworm Sedums
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Ive lots of aloes...but the one i really want is a true aloe ferox...
I have a few small plants of the aculeata and marlothii types, and i cant tell em apart from ferox...
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Oct 28, 2018 10:15 AM CST
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Young aloes tend to be kind of hard to tell apart. Give them time and marlothii will turn into a real monster, even in a pot.

Stush, your aloes look real succulent and I like the variegates a lot. That's something I have stayed away from, so I enjoy looking at other people's striped plants. Smiling

I hope everyone with aloes (even just 1 or 2) posts pictures here. These threads really benefit from lots of people participating.

Some photos from the public garden I took this morning.... we're at the tail end of a drought that has gone on since February with only a couple of brief and insignificant interruptions, so the aloes out there are looking kind of beat up. Still a couple of them with flowers about to drop. The first one (melanacantha) seems to power right on through the drought unfazed.

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The marlothii on the right here has grown a bit of a stem. I just pruned the arborescens next to it, removing about 12 branches. All of those cuttings found new homes. Smiling You can see a few stumps in the picture.

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These 2 are showing stress colors which reflect their outlook on life after such a long drought.

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Finally these 2 which flowered together last year... the seedlings from the back plant are starting to show some promise. I talked the neighbor into planting one so I can see what the flowers look like. All the space in the public garden is taken (for now, until something dies). Rolling my eyes.

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Oct 28, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Name: 'CareBear'

Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Hostas Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Sempervivums
Baja, The first one (melanacantha) looks like the flower bud is from the terminal growth. If so, will that plant end up dying after flowering? Which is not common for an Aloe. Also the one next to it (red), love that color, is that stress coloring? What name is it?
I know some of my seedlings are going to get too big for me soon. I have to find homes for them next year. Hate to because I love the spiky look to them. I got agaves that are mosters and can't have aloes as well. Just too much to bring in and winter.
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Oct 28, 2018 1:19 PM CST
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Yes, I can imagine you have to liberate a few plants on a regular basis just so the others can breathe. Smiling I just unloaded about 50 plants a couple weeks ago, so I'm pretty thrilled about having less watering to do on the patio. And there's more space for the humans out there, which is appreciated by my very tolerant life partner.

The inflorescence comes from near the center of the rosette, but it emerges in between the leaves and is not terminal. That plant has been flowering every year pretty reliably, unlike some of the other aloes, which opt out during drought years. It is solitary (no pups) for some time and would make an excellent candidate for a container plant because it stays pretty small.

Here is the offspring from last year's flowers, which gave hybrids with the arborescens behind it. I have been nipping the buds on the arborescens this time around to get something different.



The reddish plant with the flower buds is "Cynthia Giddy"... check out the photos in the database, which show its color palette (green to reddish brown). Here's a container plant on the patio (3 gallon/25cm pot) which is pretty much all green.



I like that plant a lot because it flowers regularly, often during the seasons (like summer and early fall) when few of the other aloes are in bloom.
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Oct 28, 2018 3:20 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Aloe Cant remember
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Oct 28, 2018 3:23 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
An early DW hybrid
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Oct 28, 2018 3:24 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
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Oct 28, 2018 3:25 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Aloe Spots N Dots
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Oct 28, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
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Oct 28, 2018 3:33 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Laeta hybrid
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Oct 28, 2018 3:34 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Alooides first time flowering for me
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Oct 28, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Mountain Gem PBR
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Oct 28, 2018 3:37 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Melanacantha survived the wet winter
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Oct 28, 2018 3:45 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Conifera, Candy Corn, Suprafoliata, Congolensis and Plicitilis
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Oct 28, 2018 3:48 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
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Oct 28, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Lava Lines, working on making this one better ( not registered )
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Oct 28, 2018 3:55 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
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Oct 28, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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Not that I mind your pictures ( Drooling ), but just an fyi, you can post mulitple pictures in one post if you'd prefer. *Blush*
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Oct 28, 2018 7:17 PM CST
Name: Pete
Perth WA (Zone 11a)
Hamwild said:Not that I mind your pictures ( Drooling ), but just an fyi, you can post mulitple pictures in one post if you'd prefer. *Blush*


Apologies, i can on my laptop but my phone spacs out when I attempt multiple images

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