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Aloe marlothii Flowering


Aloe marlothii Flowering (Aloe marlothii)

This is one of many flowering Aloes at the San Diego Zoo. Photo taken Feb. 13, 2017.



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Interesting plant. I didn't know they flowered.

21 Mar, 2017

 

Yes, all Aloe species have pretty spectacular flowers. They generally start blooming in early winter (most species) through early spring. A few do flower in summer, though.

Some Aloe species grow into to pretty large trees. Aloe barberae (bainesii), which has salmon-colored flowers for example.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/264300-aloe-barberae-syn-aloe-bainesii-tree-aloe/tag/bainesii

21 Mar, 2017

 

That's quite a display. I love the color.

21 Mar, 2017

 

I think this one is Aloe thraskii. Here's a pic. of me taken with one on Jan 2, 2010.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/125995-aloe-thraskii-natal-aloe-with-yellow-flowers/all

21 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks Great pics. How long does it take to grow that big?

21 Mar, 2017

 

finally I get to see your face!

21 Mar, 2017

 

Some Aloe species grow very fast and then there's the slow-growers. Aloe thraskii grows fast.

Yes, I show my mug once in blue moon. LOL!

Here's a really funny one of me looking like a tourist in Balboa Park.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/130531-geranium-maderense-madeira-geranium-and-me-in-balboa-park/all

21 Mar, 2017

 

thanks I'll check it out

21 Mar, 2017

 

This is amazing! I too didn't realise that it flowered! Orange coloured flowering flowers and plants are always a big favourite with me... ;o)

21 Mar, 2017

 

Aloe marlothii. Its one of the top must have Aloes.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Petaltracey:

Yes, they all flower. Some are very spectacular in bloom.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Stan,

Thank for the id. I couldn't remember the name. I know I've posted this one before in the past.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Love the colour of those flowers....

22 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks! :>))

I do the like the salmon-colored flowers on A. barberae and the brighter orange-yellow-gold flowers on A. thraskii. You can see the flowers on the link above Bathgate's post.

23 Mar, 2017

 

My old Aloe barbarae still has not flowered. I stuck a cutting in the ground in 1999-2001 era. Its now about 10' tall and triple trunked. Its looking very green. Milder temps and all this rain have done it well. Its also branching for the first time.
The problem has always been..it does not get all day sun,and I crowd my plants.
Just what has to be!

23 Mar, 2017

 

Yes, almost all Aloe species need all day sun to flower best. That's a long time for it not to bloom.

My friend in the Oakland Hills has a large A. barberae which flowers. I know he's had it in the ground for at least 20 years (it gets all day sun facing west).

23 Mar, 2017

 

Sometimes I forget I have my plants having to put up with crowding. It does slow things down. Its either that or not having it.

28 Mar, 2017

 

Yes, some plant love crowding and some plant/trees despise it!

I lost my Keitt Mango tree to crowding. It was almost completely shaded and eventually died!

30 Mar, 2017

 

Nice!
I have a few seedlings of this species.

3 Apr, 2017

 

Thanks. :>))

Meanie, do they grow easily from seeds?

I only know of growing them from cuttings, which is very easy.

3 Apr, 2017

 

Fresh Aloe seed germinates easily enough. The tricky bit is not killing the seedlings when they're very young.

3 Apr, 2017

 

What do you mean not killing the seedlings? Keeping them dry or wet enough?

4 Apr, 2017

 

More like keeping them just right! Either side of the right moisture level and they turn their toes up in the blink of an eye (or so it seems).

4 Apr, 2017

 

I guess like with most seedlings a percentage will damp-off.

4 Apr, 2017

 

Aloe seedlings seem particularly picky. Or maybe I'm just clumsy!

8 Apr, 2017

 

The seeds most likely love to fall to the ground and germinate! If it wasn't so wet there you could probably do that and get them to grow. They most likely would like temps consistently at or above 85ºF (29ºC), also (not sure if you get constant temps so warm there in spring).

9 Apr, 2017

 

You're a joker aren't you Delonix! We don't get constant temperatures of 29ºC in the summer, let alone the spring.

10 Apr, 2017

 

You mean you don't get spring heatwaves?

I remember the first time I ever went to Europe (many years ago). There was a huge heatwave for most of the month of May. Everywhere I went I had a big coat and it was roasting! I didn't go the to the U.K., though. (I went to Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Paris, Zurich, Salzburg, Munich, and Berlin). I do remember many of the Europeans saying it was unusually hot.

10 Apr, 2017



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