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Aloes in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:36 pm

I was delighted to find buds on melanacantha and claviflora, both about 20 years from seed, for the first time.

Also bulbillifera for only the second time in about 20 years.

Must have been the hot summer.
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by juster » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 am

It's always exciting when plants flower for the first time, especially things you have nurtured for years. I had melanacantha for some years, but it never flowered, hope to see some pictures of yours.
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:09 pm

A. melanacantha -
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Bud on A. claviflora
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:16 pm

Aloe bakeri -
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Aloe perfoliata
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Christian » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:30 pm

That's a lovely A. bakeri, Mike! I have a plant labelled A. bakeri with orange and yellow flowers, rather than bright yellow as yours.
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by ralphrmartin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:55 pm

Yes, that A. bakeri is a good colour!
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:53 pm

Here's the bakeri flower close up -
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Here's my erinacea to show how close it is to melanancantha -
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Aloe claviflora -
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by juster » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:30 pm

They all look lovely Mike, thanks for posting the photos.
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by ralphrmartin » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:36 pm

That A. bakeri flower reminds me a bit of the flower of Lachenalia aloides.
Except its the other way up. :grin:
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:40 pm

As I'm in Aloe mode I thought I would show you some of my seed grown Aloes -

Aloe branddraiensis -
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Aloe dichotoma -
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Various grass Aloes all sown this year other than Aloe boylei- modesta, myriacantha, kraussii, cooperi,chortolirioides, craibii and ecklonis.

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Aloe humilis (also in bud for the first time) -
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Aloe cryptopoda -
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Aloe karasbergensis -
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