my aloes

wantonamara Z8 CenTexJune 30, 2012

here are some of my aloes, not all. If I have any of the ID's wrong please tell me. many came without tags. I have left a question mark on the ones I am still unsure of. I try to collect plants that are very dissimilar in color and form. And I just love the winter colors that aloes take on. Most have already started to change out of them.

Aloe imalotensis var longeracemosa(?)

Aloe aculeta

Aloe variegata

Aloe peglerae glowing in the sunset

aloe aborescens

Aloe cameroni and A. "fire Ranch"

The slowest growing Aloe dorothea

Aloe Capitata , Aloe Cameroni and A. peglerae and a never growing aloe broomlii in the corner

Aloe capitata

Aloe X spinosissima

Aloe glauca and a possible aloe "crosby prolific"

Gasteraloe 'Green Ice'

Aloe nobiles

Aloe ibitiensis(?)

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cactusmcharris

The 'never-growing' Aloe broomii looks like another Aloe peglerae, Mara. Your collection looks good - I've never seen a prettier A. capitata (which one is it v. capitata?), excepting those in flower. Nice collection, but where's your Aloe dichotoma - I thought you have a 3' one?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 10:02AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I do not have a 3' A dichtoma.If anyone wants to give me one, I am game. I need a house to have that one, though. I am living in the office of my shop and these plants go into the finishing room on the wicked coldfronts.Maybe In a year. my house will be ready for habitation. I am working on a porch with a ROLL in capabilities to a 16' of double sliding doors. We just dried it in. Their is a roof over the porch so the light is not direct but , in Texas I can roll plants in for the bad stretches. The tiny plant in the lower right corner is not a peglarae but a broomlii.

The A. capitata is A c. var capitata I THINK. Yes , she has grown into a beauty but, alas, a never blooming beauty.Even though she is still my favorite. I am giving her some fertilizer this year to see if that makes a difference. I thought about buying another one to give her a sence of sibling rivalry.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 11:54AM
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xerophyte_nyc(7)

Awesome colors!

x

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:09PM
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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Annette

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:09PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Thank you, I water them once a week. It got up to 109 this week but is back down to just under the century mark. It feels cool. I must be delirious. I am fighting the urge to up the watering to twice a week but it is so d@mn hot, I am worried that they have already gone into summer dormancy and I will be flirting with rot.

The two pictures of the Capitata are from last (second picture) summer to this. I am wondering why it has not lost it's winter colors. I am not complaining. Just wondering.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:26PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Great shot and some beautiful aloes, Mara. Thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 1:42PM
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jeepman69(8b)

Mara they all look great! The A. cameroni & A. ibitiensis are my favs of these you have posted. Nice colors.

Glenn

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 2:10PM
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bougainvillea(8b/ VA Beach)

Love all of them, especially the variegated aloe/ Partridge Breast Aloe, G. Green Ice and Aloe ibitiensis.
I saw the variegated aloe/ Partridge Breast Aloe at our local HD but didn't pick it up at that time.
Went back the next day to buy it but it's gone already :( Thanks for sharing the pics :) They are all beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 2:52PM
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linda_denman_island(8b)

Your aloes are beautiful, Mara. The Aloe variegata is especially stunning - the pot/rock mulch is perfect.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 3:07PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

That Aloe peglerae all aglow looks phenomenal. And the possible Aloe ibitiensis is stunning. Love the color of the Aloe glauca in contrast with the color of its teeth.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 3:28PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Lovely aloes, looking beautifully grown.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 3:12PM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Love your aloes, especially the stressed ones. The redness is so beautiful.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 5:15PM
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lzrddr(91360)

not Aloe ibitiensis.. that is Aloe deltoideodonta var. fallax... not sure how those originally became synonymous with Aloe ibitiensis, which is a much different looking aloe (more like Aloe erythrophylla). Very common error, and those plants are still, more often than not, sold as Aloe ibitiensis.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 10:41PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Thank you Izrddr, I was always insecure about that ID, It came to me as a possible A . ibitiensis, so I always put the "?" there. I guess I should go and change it on my flicker account. I have been using that as the way I keep track. I am always loosing tags. Do you agree with the ID of the first picture. That one came without an IS and I saw a very similar aloe on XW just the other day. Italways looked KINDA like A deltoideodonta but not quite. I always thought it was a hybrid and then I saw his and it seemed a good match. I am still just a wild guesser.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 11:42PM
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lzrddr(91360)

Could be A deltoideodonta, too... not sure how to tell those two apart, frankly...

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 1:29AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Absolutely gorgeous, very nice collection you've put together, they must be the talk of the shop for sure, I love them all.

Greg

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 10:45AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

It is a WORKshop not, a retail shop, more of a studio. Only me in it so unless I start jabbering to myself, the talk is usually centered around work flubbery and is not printable on this forum.

Izrddr, I had it IDed as a A. deltoideodonta before. OH well. I love living in confusion.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 11:17AM
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