Friday, December 19, 2014

Aloe Haworthioides is my favorite plant (in the house), this week...

It's hard to photograph such a petite flower spike...

This is where it begins...

From the "furry" Aloe Haworthioides.

I'm sure if it were outdoors there would be lots of attention paid to it by the critters. Then again if it were outdoors it would be dead (only hardy to 25F, which technically my garden hasn't seen - but I'm thinking 27 is close enough).

It was a gift from the Outlaw, here it is in August of 2012. It's a little smaller now, sadly that happens with some of my succulents.

The stats on this cute little guy...
  • all the usual succulent needs...sun, good drainage, likes heat
  • hardy to 25F/USDA Zone 9b
  • native of Madagascar where "It grows in quartz in cracks in the rocks or in cushion of Fimbristylis (a small colonist plant growing after lichens and mosses that produce a black neutral or acidic humus carpet, this becomes completely desiccated in the dry season)." (source)

You know that I want to know about your favorites (in the house OR in the garden) but I'm also willing to wait until next Friday the 26th, when you'll hopefully tell us all about them in the "favorites" monthly wrap up.

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26 comments:

  1. Hooray! Glad it bloomed! Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you again for such a cool plant!

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  2. Cute indeed! I can't believe how tall the flower spike is in contrast to the plant!

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    1. Got to get way up there for the pollinators right?

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  3. It's very pretty - and almost looks as if it was crafted from wax. My favorite this week is the Agave gentryii 'Jaws' I featured in my foliage follow-up post.

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    1. That's a favorite of mine too, of course!

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  4. Funny enough I was pondering on getting this aloe just yesterday. It's a beauty but the one that caught my eye the most is its gorgeous orange pot!

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  5. My favorite plant (outside) today is Cotyledon. Giggle. Our day has come: So Cal in winter. Both plants have nice orange color, though.

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    1. SoCal in winter, what could be better?

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  6. Duh: http://janestrong.blogspot.com/

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  7. You have the nicest friends, getting gifts like that.

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    1. Indeed I do, like you for instance.

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  8. You did a great job of photographing it! That last shot is a great study. What a fascinating plant--the spike and the flower are so different than the foliage and base of the plant. I guess my favorite this week (just because I posted about it) is Northern Sea Oats.

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    1. I love Northern Sea Oats and you got some great images of the seed heads!

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  9. A beautiful bloom! And a very pretty Aloe.

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  10. They are so neat- one of my favorites. They really like it dry- on the super dry side I have found or at least mine. They are just now starting to bloom for me too!

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    1. Ah, you can probably grow them in the ground though right?

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    2. Maybe… with frost protection. I keep em in pots and recommend that to others here just to be safe. I did after reading this put one in my succulent bed by the house to see how it does over the winter- it's kind of a tough love situation over there… hahaha but also has let me see what can take the cold here and what can't. I have had a few surprises.

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  11. I really like haworthias - which I am just becoming acquainted with. No blooms yet for me.

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  12. I love the hairs! And I'm always a fan of orange flowers. Congrats on the bloom!

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  13. Never have my Haworthias sent up any blooming stalks, but then none of mine are furry either. This one makes a nice pet.

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    1. Maybe because this one is an aloe? Or at least it was, who knows now with the big name shuffle...

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