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Old 04-07-2012, 07:19 PM
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Wouldn't mind the rain down here at all.
I have a new 55gal barrel to collect it in for use later on this summer.

Wouldn't you think it would do well as a house plant; if it doesn't tolerate TX heat?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:55 PM
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I think they are a full sun plant. Many aloes just don't do well inside. They used to be much more available a couple of years ago. They are an expensive plant to kill multiple times. I have known people that have killed three of them in succession. How's your luck with other aloes. God knows, you are in a good spot for several large tree aloes.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:50 PM
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All I have really is a few regular aloe vera; & mother of millions if you consider that a type of aloe. I guess I can forget about it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:19 PM
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There are some great aloes to look into. I love Aloe cameroni, aloe capitata, Aloe striata, aloe marlothi , aloe ferox. All of these will do well in Galveston, temperature wise. There are some amazing aloes that are a much better choice for your environment
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:26 PM
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You are probably correct, I have these only by chance but will look into some you have mentioned. Thx again for feedback. Have a great & happy Easter.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:02 PM
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Aloe maculata is a good plant for texas also. It is very easy to find.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by marasri View Post:
Aloe maculata is a good plant for texas also. It is very easy to find.
Are you aware of any aloes like the spiral aloe?
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:40 PM
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That aloe is very unique. Sorry.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:51 AM
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Well that's the thought that killed mine. Thinking it was hardy. I saw pics with big spirals covered with snow and survived.
I didn't think it would be THAT cold on my balcony.
I sure hope to get some more seeds in the late summer.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:13 AM
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Spiral Aloe Vera


Hello all,

I am new to the forum, and don't always have tons of time, so I won't be on much. But I just found a picture on a website of a spiral aloe vera and I am in LOVE..... I don't want to break any laws, but I would love to get a few seeds, a couple cuttings, anything that might help me start one of my own. I would love to give one to my mom, who loves aloe vera as much as I do. It would be a great gift. Does anyone have any ideas if I might be able to get one in the Seattle area, or be able to order some seeds?

Also, can you give me a few tips about the care and requirements. I read here that they need tlc in the winter and also texas is to hot. I have read the Pacific northwest might be ok for these plants with a bit of care.

Anyways, any help at all, would be helpful.... :-) Thanks.

Nissa
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:22 AM
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Little elf this thread is an old one hon, make a new thread to ask your questions. That way you have a better chance of getting answers. Hey, glad to have ya, love you enthusiasm.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:14 AM
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Spiral Aloe, Aloe polyphylla. You can find seeds on Ebay but they are expensive and growing from seed takes a very VERY long time for them to start looking like pictures you see as a mature plant - years, possibly decades. I'm actually growing some from seed. They germinated pretty quickly but in the course of 3 months it hasn't done much growing and doesn't look anything like the mature plant.

The first picture was taken July 1st of this year and the 2nd picture take this morning, October 1st. It developed the 2nd leaf about 6 weeks after germination and hasn't done much since. I'm planning to bring it inside the house for the winter and putting it on a heating pad to see if I can coax it into waking up.




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Old 10-03-2013, 11:18 AM
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There are seeds for sale on Ebay that are not to bad for the price. they have some for as little as $4.99 for 5 seeds plus shipping $2.50 which is good seeing how much this plant cost and how rare it is.

Good luck now I want one to LOL
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:49 AM
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Well good luck with this plant.
I sure hasn't got!
All my seedlings have one by one DIED.
It can't be ME as I have got plenty of other succulents I am taking good care of it.
I probably watered it once too much or the last few days have proven too cold or something.
Bottom line is... I give up with this one!
Sorry, cause I really like it!
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