aligator plant blooms

princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)January 18, 2011

Well I admit kyping a leaf off an aligator plant down in rockport last year (I was house hunting not plant hunting). It is a succulent and grows easily (almost Invasive). The stems got leggy after I put them in the gh I looked in one day and found this. the green stem with single leaves in the foreground is one of them. It bloomed too. I was surprised to find that it bloomed, and I think it is a pretty flower.

pa

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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Oh, it is so exciting when a 'filched' plant blooms! But how would I know that? ... LOL.

It's all the more exciting when something blooms this time of year. Thanks for showing it to us. I like it!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 2:15PM
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princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)

That pic was taken 19 Dec 10. It has even more blooms on it now 18 Jan 11.
pa

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 4:36PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

LOL, I guess this means the one I got from you at the swap was "pinched" too.

Those are nice blooms, I'll look forward to them. Maybe in the summer. We're building a screen room on the deck so I can winter my plants outside.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 10:11AM
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princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)

Shirley,
Yours is a second generation pinched one. I had them most of the summer and they didn't bloom. I suspect they are tropicals with a reverse blooming cycle (south American ect.) like the poiensettas.
pa

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 10:37AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Albert, I grew up with those in the Rio Grande Valley. But I sure don't remember the bloom time.
They are very similar to Kalanchoes.
Maybe, Kalanchoe daigremontiana.

Kathy

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 12:25PM
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princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)

Kathy,
You hit the nail on the head with the name. I found it to also be called Mother of Thousands and the Devils Backbone.
here are pics made today of it.

I guess it will make seeds if there are any bugs in the GH to do the work.

pa

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 3:34PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Some swaps do not allow those plants.
Which doesn't mean you can't enjoy your's. LOL

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 4:50PM
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