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Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Zigs, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Zigs

    Zigs Ginger Admin Staff Member

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    Willow gave me this, it fell victim to falling off the washing machine.

    Will it die in an unheated greenhouse ?

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    Hmm doubt it Zigs as looks like an Aloe Vera to me. You could try lots of bubble wrap so the pot is well insulated to but I had mine wrapped in fleece but the frost had them. No harm in trying I suppose..xx
     
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      Cheers Marley :)

      I'll stick it in the pill box, that should stay frost free :fingers crossed:
       
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      @Marley Farley @Zigs It is an Aloe Vera plant all mine are indoors on windowsills - did once try to overwinter one in greenhouse as experiment and lack of space but sadly it expired i think it was maybe due to the excessive damp :cry3: They are, quite sought after now as they have amazing healing benefits ...frankly I can say myself family and friends no longer buy any other over the counter antiseptic product/creams as this little plant caters to all needs both human or animal :doggieshmooze::cat-kittyandsmiley:great plant to propagate and very easy as it sends up little babies from the parent plants surrounding soil and to turn a few pennies over with Zigs ,so one to keep :dbgrtmb:
       
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        Ta Bee :)

        I do ave a few cacti and succubusses to sell :)

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          :awesome: nursery there Zigs just a few to nurture:heehee:
          I must confess I was never drawn to Cati :dunno: .....but your babies and plant photos have definitely converted me - they always look so lush and healthy too :dbgrtmb:
           
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            Aloe Vera is definitely a good windowsill plant and excellent for burns and other problems. :blue thumb:

            Mrs Shiney always includes it when she's giving talks on healing plants. :)
             
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              Only had Owcho up until this spring :hate-shocked:

              Most of those are cuttings from a few I found in a skip :phew:

              Just received these from a Russian friend on another forum :)

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                ooh various cactus seeds! How long does a cactus take to grow? That looks brilliant!

                Re Aloe Vera, I managed to keep two successful ones for a couple of years! They don't like a huge amount of water and I kept them in pots as houseplants, on a windowsill. Too much direct sun and they go slightly red, but are fairly easy to keep in a warmer area. Hope that helps!
                 
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                  Not grown em from seed yet, last lot didn't come up :sad:

                  The aloe will only get a few hours of sun thru one of the shoot the German holes in the pill box :)
                   
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                    Whilst I was away recently I took a couple of photos of Owcho's relations so I'll try and find them and post them. Owcho might like to see them.:thumbsup:
                     
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