Simply stunning

Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)November 19, 2005

This picture simply does not do this plant justice! This is Aloinopsis rubrolineata. I got this plant from Shoal Creek in a recent order. All the plants I received from them were in excellent health and they were huge!

This one has a gorgeous, thick root system and when I potted it up, I raised it slightly so that some of the roots can be seen. I can see new leaf buds emerging from the old stems, and I feel certain that it is in active growth right now. Its cousin nearby, Aloinopsis orpenii is sending up new leaf pairs also. Both receive light drinks from my mister on the sunniest days and are living in an east facing windowsill.

Architecturally, this plant is a real stunner. I can't get over the "caudex" shape of the raised roots. I tried to get a picture of them but it's near impossible. Perhaps when it's outside next year I'll be able to get better pics. For now, I'm totally smitten with it!

Amy

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

Here's a profile shot, where I was attempting to show the roots.

Amy

    Bookmark   November 19, 2005 at 8:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

I hope you get a good caudex. It might well be in growth now. It grows, and flowers, in winter if it gets good light. Hopefully you'll also get to see why it is called rubrolineata ;)

    Bookmark   November 20, 2005 at 6:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
deefar(zone 5 NY)

Such detail, thanks Amy

Dawn

    Bookmark   November 20, 2005 at 8:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cactuspolecat(Tasmania Aust)

Lovely pic Amy, you do great justice to the texture of the leaves in those shots.

CP

    Bookmark   November 21, 2005 at 3:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

Yes, S&B, I'm really looking forward to stripey flowers! :)

Thanks Dawn and CP. The leaves feel like rubbery velvet and are ever so fun to pinch! LOL Kinda feels like textured gummy bears!

No plants were harmed in the making of these photos...

Amy

    Bookmark   November 21, 2005 at 9:01AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Id this succulent
My friend has this at home, it's so pretty! Can you...
succulover
Grubs on succulents are killing them!
I am new to the group and have a question on how to...
mexicomuench
What is this succulent?
A friend gave me a lot of this succulent, but she didn't...
fre2bme64
Surprise Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii polypoid seed pod
Hi, Just wanted to share. This seed pod by color and...
dirt_farmer
Help with identifying this cactus
Hi Everyone. I got this cactus at the Huntington Garden...
oregonplantnut
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™