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aligator plant blooms

Posted by princealbert 8 Belton TX (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 18, 11 at 13:46

aligator plant blooms

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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RE: aligator plant blooms

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!


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


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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.


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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.
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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


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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.

aligator plant blooms too aligator plant blooms

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

pa


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


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