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Hello Vera!

Post by paulrm71 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:10 pm

Hi All

Please could I have some help identifying this Aloe...at first I was convinced that it was Aloe Polyphylla, but its too upright and the leafs are too fleshy. Any ideas please?

Its taken loads of abuse, having been outside in the winter of last year, sometimes drenched with water and other times I have forgotten to water it...it has just come back time after time. It also pups like crazy as you may see in the photos.

Thanks, Paul
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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by kata » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:48 pm

Sorry Paul,

I don't grow Aloes at all. Someone like Conifers may know or Redsquirrel.

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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by dino » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:31 pm

looks like Aloe vera but suprised it's survived


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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by Springy » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:46 am

It's been a while since I kept cacti and succulents but it looks like Aloe Mitriformis to me.


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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by paulrm71 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:41 am

Thanks Springy. I'll be planting it out this summer in my arid bed as I have so many pups I can afford to lose it!!


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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by JoelR » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:51 am

paulrm71 wrote:Thanks Springy. I'll be planting it out this summer in my arid bed as I have so many pups I can afford to lose it!!
Aloe mitriformis not noted for hardiness so repot and bring in before frosts. You might find with a free root run the plant gets a lot bigger by the time it's potted up for winter. 2 or 3 summers of planting out and it may flower as well.


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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by paulrm71 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:37 am

Thanks Joel, must admit I'm quite getting into succulents now....just picked up a very nice (although small) agave mediopicta alba. And just missed out on a 24cm Agave Parryi.


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Post by JoelR » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:41 am

I bet the agave parryi was quite a plant. I think they can a bit hit and miss but even here up north it's possible to grow them outdoors. My oldest parryi was from seed in 2007 and nowhere near 24cm. Might plant it out next year and hope for the best.


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Re: Hello Vera!

Post by call » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:26 pm

its mitriformis im trying it on my succulent log next year
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