Aloe identification

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by orpheus, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. orpheus

    orpheus Active Member

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    I have an aloe plant that requires identification. I purchased it in a 2-inch pot about eight years ago. Now it is 24 inches in diameter. Every summer, here in Massachusetts, it sends out two-three foot long stalks (about 2-3 in number), loaded with pinkish-orange, bell-shaped flowers. Please see the two attached photos. Thanks for the help.
     

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    aloe saponaria
     
  3. orpheus

    orpheus Active Member

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    I'm not so sure that it is A. saponaria. It does not produce offset rosettes.
     
  4. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I think it's not an Aloe... Looks like some Gasteria sp. (or a Gasteria x Aloe hybrid...)

    (Gasteria species have very hard leaves, Aloe species usually softer... and the flowers are also a bit different... but we can't see the flowers... :(
     
  5. orpheus

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    I think that you are probably correct. Two years ago I collected the seeds and planted them. They germinated rather quickly, but have been slow growing ever since. Thanks again.
     

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