Emerging Fall Aloe Inflorescences
I'm not sure how old this Aloe ferox is but I planted it ~ 15 months ago. This will be the first time it's bloomed since living with me.
|Aloe Ferox close up|
|Aloe ferox 5 days later...|
From this angle it's hard to see the new infloresence in the picture below...
...but it's there and looks like it's been growing for a few days.
|Aloe wickensii close up|
|Aloe wickensii close up 5 days later|
And surprise! 5 days later there are a few more infloresences visible.
|Aloe wickensii 5 days later|
Beautiful right ?!
|Aloe mutabilis close up|
This Aloe Thraskii also bloomed last year; I believe it put up two separate inflorescences. So far it's on course to do the same.
|Aloe thraskii close up|
My "Cat's Tail Aloe" has been in the ground for at least a few years now and this is the first time it has decided to bloom. I'm excited to the see the results as Aloe castanea gets it's name nick from the flower - not the leaves. I find it interesting that Aloe castanea is classified as a tree aloe - tho some say it's more of a "shrubby tree". I kinda hope that is the case.
|Aloe castanea close up|
Our Aloe elegans also bloomed last year. I'm glad it's happy enough to flower; it's always looked a little distressed.
|Aloe elegans close up|
For my taste I really like the look of Aloe cameronii when it lives in part shade. This specimen gets only morning and early afternoon sun - so it is a little greener than others I've seen.
I think this is my favorite. Love the pink highlights.
|Aloe cameronii close up|
|Aloe 'Eric the Red'|
|Aloe 'Eric the Red' close up|
And finally an unknown Aloe that has sat largely forgotten in a corner. I cut it back to a stump after a bout of Aloe mite. It has grown back over the last 12 -18 months (?) from virtually nothing and has shown no signs of disease since. Can you spot the inflorescence?
|Unknown Aloe close up|
I'll add more update photo's as the situation on the ground here changes.
Here's a great read from "palmbob" that breaks down the parts of an Aloe which includes an in depth section on it's flowers: https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1173