Institute for Aloes - 2023 Sale
It's been awhile since I purchased anything from the Institute for Aloes (IAS) so this year I decided to load up on several "new to me" plants. It can be hard to get a sense of how these plants will look once they mature because of their young age. I'll post updates periodically as these small guys grow into into their bigger form.
From the pictures I've seen online of this plant seems to keep a similar form as the cutting - tall and wispy. Aloe antandroi is from Madagascar.
|Aloe fieretii |
From eastern central Madagascar. Grows at ~ 4000 ft.
Aloe somaliensis YAMA (Yet another maculate aloe) I honestly cannot tell one maculate aloe from another. Maybe this one will be different.
Another Madagascan aloe that is reportedly related to fav of mine - Aloe Helenae. From some pics online it looks like it grows into a tree form.
A heavily spotted Madagascan aloe. Looks like this was started from a cutting which tells me it is a branching Aloe.
Aloe comosa is from the Western Cape province of South Africa. Reported to get 6 to 10 ft!
I don't think this plant was listed in the sale but I'd been given one on a previous visit and was fascinated by the idea of an Aloe that produces bulbils. John was kind enough to find a few more for me.
|Aloe bulbillifera 10 months after planting|
A native to Madagascar found near Manandona river.
One of the few recognizable names in the bunch - my local mall even has several dozen tree sized specimens incorporated into their landscape.
It's difficult to find much information about Aloe johannis other than it is native to central Madagascar.
Aloe bosseri is another native of Madagascar. From the pictures I see online it looks like it keeps a relatively prostrate form.
|Aloe decurva from Mozambique|
Aloe decruva is from the Manica Province of Mozambique.
Well, that's it for this year. Maybe I'll buy a few more before the years over.
Happy Plant Collecting!