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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Aloe Flower in April




titania-yesterdaytodayandtomorrow on her post on flowering aloe in April, and despite my recent post with my own flowering aloe vera.

My mind was still wondering why for the 16 years I grew aloe in Singapore, I didn't have a single bloom.

Was it the species?

Then yesterday, I went for a walk with Sam. First I saw the aloe that looked like my Singapore species, there were no flower. Just a house down, there was a big bush with a dozen flowers.

It was like nature screaming out loud, "Ann, don't be a doubting Thomas."

As we walked further, I saw three more bushes with flowers.

Thank you Titania for teaching me something.

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Hi Ann, the first aloe looks like aloe arborescens.

SeeThroughGreen said...

the bud looks really cool close up! it reminds me of an asparagus!

Ruth said...

I have had aloes as houseplants but have never seen a flower. They can be propogated without a flower, so perhaps that is why they do not bloom often.

Titania said...

Anyway it is always a pleasure when they flower!

Ann said...

My friend SL, in Malaysia, said her aloes don't flower. I remember someone telling me that in the tropics, there is too much rain. The aloes are not so good for medicinal purposes. The plants need a period of drought. May this is also causing it not to bloom.

Now, I am really curious.