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Aloe Plant Blooming

Posted by maternut 7 west tn (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 8, 05 at 11:01

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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RE: Aloe Plant Blooming

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.


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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


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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


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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?


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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


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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


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

Cheryl


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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: Bloom


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Spike

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: Spike


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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?


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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.


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


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


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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


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