Complex Aloe hybrids are created by people crossing Aloe species…and then crossing again, and recrossing, and adding a different hybrid or species to the cross..and so on, with the intent of creating something unique. Most people that are at least a little familiar with succulents are probably most familiar with one Aloe hybrid name inContinue reading “Complex Aloe Hybrids”
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Stress colors vs Sunburn
Aloes can change colors for a variety of reasons, but the most common response I see to “why is my Aloe turning this color?” is – “It’s sunburn,” and cue people panicking about too much sun, and “Oh no, my Aloe is dying!” Okay, take a deep breath and calm down. Brown isn’t really anContinue reading “Stress colors vs Sunburn”
Separating Aloe pups
http://www.instagram.com/p/B12Obd6lu56/ Here’s an IG post I made last year on repotting and separating Aloe pups!
Resilience of Aloes
http://www.instagram.com/p/CEIPc54FEQG/ This Aloe ‘Oik’ hybrid spent just under a month in a box being bounced back and forth from Texas to California…it’s etiolated, but will recover just fine! Update – it was recovering, but the 2021 freeze got it.
My Basics for Aloe Care
Each Aloe species is different and may require more specific care, and things like your growing environment also should be considered. In general, my top three pieces of advice are – 1. Use a fast draining soil mix. Bagged potting soil is too organic and does not drain well enough. Even most of the onesContinue reading “My Basics for Aloe Care”
http://www.instagram.com/p/CEF5I-7Fy5r/ Repotting day for thraskii (?) and kilifiensis…I also did barberae and a spotted Aloe (I think another maculata x grandidentata), but will have to get better pics of those later..
This will be a space where I continue what I do on Instagram and Facebook, which is create (hopefully) helpful content on growing, identifying and caring for Aloe plants, as well as sharing my collection and experiences. There is a great deal of misinformation on the internet, not only just in general, but regarding AloeContinue reading “Welcome..”
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