Need Aloe ID

laura1(9aTpa,FL)July 9, 2013

this is in a gallon sized pot...so about 8" tall MOL.
TIA

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JoeCaudex

Not sure of the species but is that a pachypodium lamereii in the background?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 7:02PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

I have one about the same size as yours. It was labeled as aloe hybrid "blue elf." Since I got it from Lowes, take the name with a grain of salt. It had orange tubular flowers a couple of months ago.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 7:28PM
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laura1(9aTpa,FL)

Yes, Joe, it is a pachypodium lamereii. You have a good eye. That is a my baby. I have a larger one I just repotted and it looks great! But I don't want it getting too big.

Crenda it could be blue elf. It is so hard to ID from Bing!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 7:40PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

I believe it is too large to be 'Blue Elf'. More likely the true Aloe vera. I'd like to see a closer pic of the teeth (& leaves) if you're able.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 11:49PM
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laura1(9aTpa,FL)

here is a close up. also the plant is almost 12" tall. thanks for any help. Laura

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 11:27AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Thanks for the additional pic. =)

The teeth on yours are too long to be Aloe vera/barbadensis, I think.

That said, I have never seen a 'Blue Elf' that large, but the longer teeth do seem to be a match. There is another, larger, blue type Aloe (but it has some spots on the leaves), called Aloe 'California'. There is some confusion,/disagreement/difference of opinion about these two. See a previous post (link below) with pix by me & Geoff & compare to yours.

Revisiting that post, I see that the plants in Geoff's 'Blue Elf' pix might be as large as yours, but the leaves should be thinner! =D Not getting anywhere, fast!

Here is a link that might be useful: 'Blue Elf' vs. 'California'

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 11:53AM
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laura1(9aTpa,FL)

well not all of the pictures came through but some did. What is different about my aloe is that the leaf tips curve out at the ends. It is kind of hard to see in the pix. All the ones in the link the leaves have more of an inward curve.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 1:21PM
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Crenda SWFL 10A

I picked up both of these at Lowes. The one in the back is 12 inches tall and labeled as Aloe 'blue elf.' The smaller one is labeled as Aloe 'California.' Both labels say they are grown by Altman Plants in Vista, CA.

I'm not sure this picture resolves anything with trying to ID Laura's Aloe, but I thought I show these 2 for comparison - or more confusion!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 1:23PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

I believe lauras is blue elf. Then again, Im having my own aloe Id problems on the houseplant forum. Can anyone go and check if they know what the aloe is

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 1:30PM
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laura1(9aTpa,FL)

I'm back to thinking mine is blue elf...at least until a better name comes along! hehe!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 1:42PM
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