If anyone could tell me what kind of aloe this is thats be great it has orangish red teeth
Maybe this pic is better
And this one
Close up of reddish orange teeth
Definitely one of those new fangled muts, I mean hybrids..
Are you trying to talk crap about a plant lol??? I saw it at walmart thought it'd look good with my collection and I got it so your input did not help me what so ever
She was implying that it's an Aloe hybrid that's probably been hybridized (cross bred) so many times you won't be able to get a name. In essence, it is a mutt. :)
Well I figured it was a hybrid but all the hybrids have a name or at least what they came from just wanted to know since I know all my other plants exact names. I personally like the hybrids a lot but I get what your saying was just wondering if someone could help me out
I know its name. Sorry, that input doesn't help you what-so-ever. lol
So, a little off topic, but did you guys know that our little friend, the mealy bug, is used to make the pigment, carmine? I always thought it was interesting how they leave a red streak when you smush 'em. I guess I wasn't the first to notice.
No I didn't know that hanzrobo.. Thanks for the info. ;-)
You are a cochineal master blaster, Ryno.
Actually, it's not quite your average mealy bug (associated with houseplants, asclepiads etc.) that produces the red pigmentation, carmine (historically and in present times used commercially), but another family in the same genus that is most specifically found on opuntioids. The common name there is cochineal scale insect...
But then again, that's the problem with common names ;)
Yes, I knew we have to have a particular mealy bug (there are apparently hundreds of species of them, like Opuntias, I guess). I have some old CSSA Journals which gave a detailed explanation of this dyeing art - fascinating. I'm trying to talk my wife into letting me start a cottage industry, but I think I'd need several hectares under glass up here for the Opuntias to make it worth it. We'd raise alpacas for the wool to dye, and their poop would fertilize the plants. Government grant, here I come.
And is it correct to say that this specific bug is found on Opuntias only?
This post was edited by cactusmcharris on Sun, May 25, 14 at 17:06
LOL! Good luck with your ventures Jeff! It sounds interesting. ;-) I wouldn't mind a few Alpaca's for the wool for yarn. :-) I wonder if the HOA would allow it. ?
So no one can tell me the name of this aloe??
Look up Kelly Griffin aloe Hybrids and you will see what we mean. There are some pages that try to list them. There are a lot of them. Proven winners used to sell some of them. There are many cases where people have hybridized two or more kelly Griffen hybrids together and sold them . Kelly Griffin is very selective and works for himself and some big growers in the cactus growing world. People have been known to raid his trash for seeds that he throws out.
There is also other breeders too. It gets very confusing . Many growers will grow their unknown hybrids where aloes had unprotected unplanned sex and sell the babies without a name, or the name 'assorted succulents'. Good luck.
I am dyeing right now. Thanks for the info. Yes, particularly, a breed from Madagascar, as I understand.
Jojo, I think we're onto something here. Alpacas & Opuntias... there's a lot for rent in Hesperia... red is one of my favorite primary colors.
Tank you. Who run barter town?
LOL! Yes, we may be on to something! LOL!
Put that lot to good use! LOL!
Is this aloe for sure even a hybrid???
Also what fertilizer should I get? I have some zanzibar aloes , minnie belles, tiger jaws, and regular aloe vera but not sure what kind of fertilizer and how much
It for sure is a hybrid and it's named 'Carmine'. Diluted (a ratio of 1:4 is suggested) general-purpose fertilizer, once a month or so while it's growing, would be good.
This post was edited by cactusmcharris on Sun, May 25, 14 at 22:57
No, as noted it's a hybrid, not a species.
Sorry Im new :( maybe I shouldn't have said anything. Lol. I just know that I have one that looks a lot like that and was labeled "aloe juvenna". Could also be mislabeled.
That's OK, we all have done the same and been in the same place. I agree A. juvenna superficially does look like 'Carmine', but once you grow Aloes for a while you can usually pick out the hybrids a mile away.
I do not know this hybrid, either, but definitely a hybrid. I know of now true species with wide, flat teeth like this plant,... and sadly, by FAR most Aloe hybrids do NOT have names, unless they have been cultivated, name by its inventor and sold (and names accepted) as such. Many aloe enthusiasts crank out hybrid after hybrid and only name a small number of them (even Kelly Griffin creates lots of plants but only names the choice ones or ones he can recreated consistently). I have a number of unnamed hybrids, some of them great looking plants... the good thing about some of these unnamed hybrids as many are unique... you may have the only one that looks like that.
Thanks a lot guys this was really helpful