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Identification of succulent

Posted by saunders9017 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 1, 14 at 19:32

I bought this aloe looking succulent at Walmart about 9 months ago although it is doing ok, so I think.. I would like to identify it so I know I am taking proper care. I have looked all over the internet and not bean successful:( although I am hoping someone here will recognize it at reply. Please comment!

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RE: Identification of succulent

A. aaegeodonta? some form of Aloe. good thing is most aloe are generalized with the same care. I dont have any because of my cats. I read they get sick off them if the do eat it. Maybe Ming can chime in. Ive noticed ming is usually dead on.

RE: Identification of succulent

The pressure's too much! I'm not awesome at aloes and the only thing I've seen that's big and toothy like that at box stores is maybe A. arborescens.
I might not bet a million on it so I'm gonna have to phone a friend... Jeff or Rosemarie are better at it!


RE: Identification of succulent

Hard to say, but seems somewhat like Lomatophyllum prostratum, (sometimes included in Aloe), although I doubt WalMart would be carrying this. So, I'll say it's a type of Aloe (like Ming said, possibly A. arborescens). If/when it flowers, please come back with a pic...which would help tremendously in its ID.

It looks like it may want a drink! =)

RE: Identification of succulent

Thank you all so much!:)) I think it is probably a Lomatophyllum prostratum although I would not rule out arborescens... And yes it did need a drink lol

RE: Identification of succulent

And I forgot to mention this plant does not appear to have high light requirements, when I first got it I placed it in a shaded south window when I checked on it a few days later it was almost completely brown. Now it is a distance away from a window under uv light and it seems to have regained all but a little of its color. I also sent a nether pic if it helps...

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