Growing Aloe mutabilis
|Aloe mutabilis, September 2018|
It's been in the ground now for less than a year, has nearly doubled in size and is producing several offsets. I originally purchased this plant in July of 2017 as a 4" pot from Annies. I grew it for a year in a 2 gallon pot where it seemed happy enough - but like many plants this A. mutabilis exploded in growth once in the ground.
|Aloe mutabilis, Late July 2019|
Aloe mutabilis resembles A. arborescens somewhat but so far seems to have a more upright form, and broader, thicker leaves. I hope it's overall shape remains the same. The leaf margin 'teeth' regularly appear as if they are glowing which is one of this plants most interesting traits in my opinion. It looks as if the leaf color has also changed over the last year to a blue-green.
|Flower stalk emerging - Winter 2019|
|Aloe mutabilis Flower Stalk - Winter 2019|
|Aloe mutabilis cuttings waiting to be planted Fall, 2019|
|Aloe mutabilis cutting Spring, 2020|
At this point the cutting had been planted and growing for a number of months. I believe it was around this time or shortly after that I noticed new root growth visible through the drain holes at bottom of the pot!
Update - Winter 2020