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Solved I've forgotten the name of this plant - can you remind me please :-)

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Tara100, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Tara100

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Aloe............., dont know the rest :biggrin:
     
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      Hi. From memory it isn't an aloe :biggrin:
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      So what is it??:biggrin:
      Its a nice plant.;)
       
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      It's aloe arborescens :oopss:
      I'd been googling for a while, then just came across it online.

      It's one of my favourite plants. It was a cutting from a holiday in Crete and now it's huge with lots of pups.
       
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        I love the Aloe arborescens but don't have any because they get quite large so only have Aloe veras. Here are some in Luz Bay ...

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          It does look like Aloe arborescens, but the species doesn't have prickles on the back of the leaves.
          My guess it's an arborescens x humilis hybrid
           
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            Ooh interesting!
            I've asked elsewhere about protecting it for the winter. I can't get it indoors this year due to a back injury.
            Would it survive in a pop up greenhouse if I fleeced wrapped it?

            Thanks again.
             
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            My Aloes (and other C & S) are kept at a minimum of 5*C

            Not sure if it would survive a winter in an unheated greenhouse.
            Perhaps give it a try, but take a cutting from an offset and bring it indoors as insurance.
             
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