Aloes in flower

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Ali Baba
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Ali Baba » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:18 pm

Always welcome in the winter, this is a hybrid called Black Lips.
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Herts Mike » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:22 pm

Why is it called Black Lips?
Here's a few more -

Aloe ramosissima -
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Aloe suprafoliata -



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Aloe fosteri -
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Aloe elegans
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Aloe jacksonii
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Re: Aloes in flower

Post by Ali Baba » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:57 pm

Herts Mike wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Why is it called Black Lips?
I think it is a cross between Lizard Lips and Black something or other, it was made by Croston Cactus. A nice dwarf plant with brownish leaves covered with soft spikes. It flowers all winter.
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