Aloe Plant Blooming

maternut(7 west tn)October 8, 2005

We have been raising these plants for years, found one

blooming today. It has a 25 inch spike, with blooms on the

top of the spike. May be normal but was the first time we

have ever seen one. Looks like a minature century plant in

bloom.

Norm

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

What type of Aloe do you have? You should post a pic. I've seen Aloe blooming but never had one of mine bloom. I think mine are too way to young for blooms.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 12:52PM
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Soeur(z6b TN)

Mine blooms spring and fall -- it's blooming now, in fact. I think they're tuned in to a certain day length. Mine's just regular A. vera, I believe. Blooms are a cluster of hanging tubes of soft orange with a yellow rim. They like to be incredibly potbound, I find.

You just never know when some plant you've had for years will decide it's time to get busy. I grew a clivia from seed 15 years ago, and the thing is enormous now. This is a species that is supposed to bloom in winter, but this past June mine decided to finally get it on while summering on my shady deck. It put out a truly spectacular cluster of flowers, and it's now setting seed. Guess it didn't get the memo about liking short days and cool temps to bloom.

Marty

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 10:50PM
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SmokyMist(7 East TN)

Norm, take a picture !!! I love to see succulents in bloom. My aloes have never bloomed, but my unusual Kalanchoes do, and I've had sempervivums to bloom too.

Cheryl

    Bookmark   October 9, 2005 at 11:55AM
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sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))

I have two aloe plants I brought up from FL. Are the ok to plant in the ground or should I put them in pots and bring it during winter?

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 10:26AM
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maternut(7 west tn)

Sondra you need to bring them in for the winter. Cheryl
I posted a picture on the light pole in my yard, none of
you guy's came by to look at it. It's too late to teach
this old dog new tricks. Maybe I can send you a picture.
Norm

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 1:23PM
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sondra_tn(South East TN (6/7))

Thank you Norm, I will do that. I haven't put them in the ground yet....hehe
What size pot do you recommend? They are little now (quart size pot I think)
Sondra

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 4:59PM
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SmokyMist(7 East TN)

lol Norm, well just save that picture and show it to me this spring at the swap !

Cheryl

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 2:01AM
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motaz1_yahoo_com

my aloe bloom for first time last year in december, I wasn't know that it can bloom. Now I'm growing more aloes, and get a new type (But I don't know the names of these types)

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 4:33AM
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sudani

This is the photo of aloe and spike
This plant is not so famouse in blooming in Sudan

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 4:39AM
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aldebmartin_tds_net

A friend of mine gave me an aloe plant last summer. This December I also had a two foot spike with blooms. I have had aloe plants for years and never knew they blomed. What do I do with the spike after the blooms fall off?

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 1:17PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Debra,
Chop it off as close as you can to the base, or, wait a while and you will eventually be able to easily pull it off by hand.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2011 at 4:07PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Wow, old post...lol...good info to know though, as I have a huge Aloe plant upstairs in my garden room.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 10:42AM
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maternut(7 west tn)

Five and a half years late, where have you been Steve?

    Bookmark   January 17, 2011 at 2:03PM
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Mai_Ramadan

Ya, I was also surprised to find my Aloe Vera blooming. Maybe after ... 17 years?! (I have had the original plant eversince I was 6 or 7, so I don't know the exact age of this offset. Maybe it is the mother plant).
But since I have it in a pot in a 10th floor balcony, I would not get any organisms to bloom it. Do you think it will be effective to pollinate it using a paintbrush? I have read on some forums that Aloe Vera are not cross polinating?!
I am really eager to try to grow my plants from seed :D

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 4:11PM
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