Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

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Rod
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Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Rod » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:18 am

I had a very nice surprise, when i inspected my two Aloe polyphyllas in the weekend. - Both have new emerging flower buds :D :D :D
I will update this thread as the flowers develop.

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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:20 pm

Great news, Rod icon_thumleft

Looking for an autumn surprise with mine. Came back from a month away last summer having accidentally left it in a container full of water with the roots rotted. Cleaned it up from the bottom back to what I hope is live tissue and praying for rot to turn to root.


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Rod » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:17 am

GREVILLE wrote:Great news, Rod icon_thumleft

Looking for an autumn surprise with mine. Came back from a month away last summer having accidentally left it in a container full of water with the roots rotted. Cleaned it up from the bottom back to what I hope is live tissue and praying for rot to turn to root.
Thanks Greville.
They are pretty tough plants, we have some friends that dug theirs up and threw them on the compost heap as they did not want any spiky plants in the garden anymore. After two weeks just sitting on the top of the heap i saw them and asked if i could have them. He said yeah sure take them all. I planted them up at my mothers house as i already have my own and they are coming back nicely.
Are they cheap to buy in the UK ? ( Are they easily available )
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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by dk » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:09 am

Lucky you! icon_thumleft

How old is the plant, and has it flowered before?


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Rod » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:45 am

dk wrote:Lucky you! icon_thumleft

How old is the plant, and has it flowered before?
Thanks DK - not sure on their age but i can tell you how big they are.
One is 45cm in diameter and the other one is 55cm in diameter and its the first time flowering for both.
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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:04 pm

[quote="Rod"]
Are they cheap to buy in the UK ? ( Are they easily available )[/quote

A favourite supplier here has them for £10 or £15 but he regularly has half price sales but not currently in stock, I notice.


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by JoelR » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:01 pm

Any update on these?


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Steph » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:07 pm

Nope Simon still hasn't got any, but thats 'cos he bought all the ones the grower had to sell.
None of yours saleable Joel?


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Rod » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:05 am

JoelR wrote:Any update on these?
Here's an update on our three Aloe polyphylla's flowering.

450mm plant
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550mm plant
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640mm plant
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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Steph » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:29 am

That's a beautiful sight.


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by Andy Martin » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:00 pm

Nick at Pan global had a lot of plants recently
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There's one less than what you see in the picture though :D


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Re: Aloe Polyphylla Spring Surprise

Post by JoelR » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:34 pm

Steph wrote:Nope Simon still hasn't got any, but thats 'cos he bought all the ones the grower had to sell.
None of yours saleable Joel?
I've got a few spares at 4 inches across, 1 or 2 a bit bigger.

Thanks for the update Rod icon_thumleft


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