Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Plants I'm growing: First Blooms--Aloe Striatula (2011)

First blooms this past Friday (May 27) on the Aloe striatula in the garden (below the kitchen window). This has been one of the most successful of the aloes I've planted here. It was growing nearby when we moved in, so I was pretty certain it would do well--and it has--but it tends to get a bit leggy. Cut back severely, it seems happy enough to sprout new growth, so the time has probably come to take cuttings.

Aloe striatula bloomed on May 17 in 2009 and on June 4 in 2010, calculating botanical years (from first bloom to first bloom) of 383 days and of 357 days.

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