Aloe marlothii update

hoovb zone 9 sunset 23February 3, 2012

It took a few years from a 6" pot, but worth the wait!

cameronii and gariepensis are finishing up.

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Wow!!! Hoovb, that is a nice looking plant, and what do you call a few years because that one looks BIG ?

Greg

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 8:41PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

Holy cow! That is a beauty! Same question...what do you call a few years??

Boy, I wish I lived in your neighborhood...

Tom

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 8:50PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Pretty special that marlothii, gariepensis. I would definitely also be pretty pleased about them...

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 10:04PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Four years (I think) on the marlothii. Here it is in November 2009 (extreme lower left of photo)

and then in November 2011:

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 1:48AM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Absolutely beautiful, hoovb!!! Enjoyed all the plants in your pix! :D

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 11:28AM
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MojaveLove(5 - IL)

I bought a seedling of this (I think) in a 2" pot last year. It loves my Southern window and has been rosette-ing for a few months now yay!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 4:10PM
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Propaganda Garden Design

That is wonderful. I have a Aloe ferox that started out a tiny little plant in a 4" pot that is now quite large. I can't wait to get it in the ground. Probably a few years away from being as impressive as your marlothii.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 11:15PM
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Propaganda Garden Design

Also is that Maireana sedifolia in the picture with it? I need to get me some of that.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 11:16PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Yes that's Maireana sedifolia. I love that plant. You need some, yes. It's wonderful. Just so you know it's quite sprawly.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 5:02PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Here's a nice Question I just thought of, can these Aloes be propagated by leaf cuttings or the branches, whatever their called ?

Now I know they pup but are generous enough to produce with leaf cuttings , I hope someone says YES!!!

Greg

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 7:47PM
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cactusmcharris

hoov,

I've been admiring it several times - such a nice Aloe and it's rewarded your patience handsomely.

Greg,

This Aloe doesn't branch usually, and Aloes don't grow that way, unlike their relatives the Gasterias and Haworthias.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 11:44AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Cactusmcharris, thanks for answering, I had a feeling they didn't , I figured it would be to good to be true.

Well I was just hoping it sure woulda been nice.

Greg

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 12:10PM
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squishyplant

Beautiful! I'm just now starting to appreciate Aloes. I have a few...nothing special. But A. marlothii and A. plicatilis are 2 that I have to get my hands on.
Matthew

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 12:25AM
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