Aloe rubroviolacea is about to bloom

Seeing the first and only Aloe rubroviolacea I own bloom for the first time is kind of exciting ( though I realize maybe not for everyone else :) ) When I happen to notice an Aloe bloom first appearing it feels like receiving a surprise gift.

 

Aloe rubroviolacea (Arabian Aloe) with bloom stalk
Aloe rubroviolacea (Arabian Aloe)

 

Aloe rubroviolacea (Arabian Aloe)
A handsome plant


 This plant has been in the ground for about 18 - 24 months. Seems like most of the Aloes have needed to be in the ground (or larger pot) for at least a year until they are happy enough to bloom


Aloe rubroviolacea (Arabian Aloe) bloom stalk


 Looking forward to seeing the flowers. Last year many Aloes bloomed late - this year I've noticed a few blooming early. I hope we are already at the beginning of Aloe bloom season!

Comments

  1. It's a beauty, Hans. I always get excited about Aloe blooms here too. I tend to purchase small plants to start out and it seemingly takes forever for them to bloom so that's always an "event."

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    1. well if I was only closer I could share lots of bigger plants!

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  2. A flower began emerging on one of mine just yesterday. Thought it was a leaf stuck in the rosette, but no. Aloes seem very late here this year, perhaps because last year was so dry.

    This is one of my very favorite Aloes--the plant becomes more and more beautiful as it gets larger, and the flowers are a bonus.

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    1. Good to know! I've only seen pictures online - and at this point I'm happy not to have killed it.

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  3. I remember this aloe as a favorite of writer Nan Sherman, and that says a lot to pick a favorite aloe since there’s so many beauties! I really need to get this in my garden too.

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