My biggest plant

greenlarry(UK 8/9)October 11, 2012

This is my Aloe juvenna, my only surviving Aloe. It nearly died but I managed to resurrect it, so it would possibly be even bigger if that hadnt happened.

I dont know what Im gonna repot it into next, a bucket? Aloes have strong, fast growing roots and this one is constantly producing pups, tho its not at the moment.

It hasnt flowered yet otherwise Id restart it from a pup. I really want to see flowers but it's getting so big!

Id gladly swap it for a small aloe!!

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Polly381(5/6)

Its gorgeous, I have two aloe's different variety. Not as big as yours.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 3:00PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Thanks. Heres a close up of her spikiness:

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 3:23PM
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tropicbreezent

Haven't seen that one before. I only have Aloe vera.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:11PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

It is very nice and in fact I have one like it. Mine has yet to flower, but I must say yours is huge in comparison.

Great job with that one. What did you do to save it? Nice.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:41PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Well basically I just brougt it indoors after a bad storm. My greenhouse and most of my plants were mush. All my cacti and aloes gone, and this one quite damaged. Had to emergency repot it and cut off some damaged stems. It looked bad and was reduced to half its size!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:46PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Wow, must of been one heck of a storm!

I am glad you were able to svae that one. It would of been sad to loose it. That is a keeper! When it flowers, please, let us know. I hope mine does some day.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:04PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Yea mike we often get bad wind storms this time of year. I had 2 greenhouses destroyed in the same way, no more. Ok they werent glass greenhouses as I couldnt afford one like that but even so it was sturdy enough. Or at least I thought so.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 5:31PM
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silentsurfer(6A OH)

man thats the worst,,
just when everythings goin along smooth, (Something) comes along n sets ya back,
storm, bugs, 'Vactn' drought, whatever it is,,, srry to hear it mate, :(

Thats a Cool Aloe tho, ive recently become attracted to em myself,
glad you were able to Save her, :)
is almost Any plant able to flower then? sure dint know an Aloe would? lol

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 10:42PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Yea most aloes will flower for you, including aloe vera, altho that needs to be outdoors cos it gets big!
Theyre related to red hot pokers

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 7:21AM
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Polly381(5/6)

Thats a gorgeous plant. What kind of light requirements does it have

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:32AM
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birdsnblooms

Larry, beautiful Aloe. Aloes usually flower from autumn into winter. Closeup pic shows off its red hues. I like that.

Glass vs plastic gh. Actually, plastic holds more heat and humidity than glass. I didn't believe it, until I researched green houses prior to getting one.
Of course, it depends on thickness..mm? And temps.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 12:47PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Polly, it likes as much light as you can give it, or it will grow in shade.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 2:47PM
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