Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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This is popular hybrid with Aloe vaotsanda (a great plant itself) and Aloe divariacata (another good one), two Madagascan aloes. It is a suckering plant (unlike Aloe vaotsanda, normally) but has the size and shape of leaves rivaling some Aloe vaotsandas, though with the nice red teeth along the leaf margins. Not sure the cold tolerance, but suspect it is better than Aloe vaotsanda, which is one of the wimpier species of Aloe when it comes to cold. Haven't seen one old enough to flower yet, but suspect those will be really interesting, as Aloe vaotsanda has amazingly, cool, rocket-like racemes.
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Note, Aloe Candy Corn is as combination of the same two species, but ends up NOT having the red teeth along the leaf margins for some reason.
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Re: Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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I have two 'Fire Ranch'. This one so far is solitary tree-like, the other is growing in a suckering and shrubby manner.
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Re: Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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Flowers opening:
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Re: Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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any idea how tall this plant gets?
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Not the most amazing flowers, but it is a pretty resilient plant:
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Re: Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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I really can't see the attraction of this. Not a pretty plant at all.
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Do you really mean this mickthecactus?

Quote ( I really can't see the attraction of this. Not a pretty plant at all.)

If you have nothing positief to say, than please say nothing.
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mickthecactus wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:15 pm I really can't see the attraction of this. Not a pretty plant at all.
Obviously, to each their own, but keep in mind that for people growing (or maybe better trying to grow) Aloes in Arizona it is worthwhile to grow Aloes that do well here, which as previous discussions have clearly shown is generally not just any Aloe you can find and plop in the ground. Sometimes we have to accept that flower and overall plant appearance may not be the most exciting or exceptional, but if it grows, thrives, and flowers I consider that a win and a plant well worth growing, especially if you have the space! Also it looks like it may have some better flowering events in its future - early flowerings in a plant's live are not always the best or typical for what may come later.

Melt I would love to try a pup if it has any that you might want to part with.
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mickthecactus wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:15 pm I really can't see the attraction of this. Not a pretty plant at all.
Honestly, i don't think you're wrong! But - up until now, it's either been in a pot or heavily shaded by something else, so I hope that it will grow more nicely now. Some of the California photos above are much prettier.
mcvansoest wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:43 am
...it is worthwhile to grow Aloes that do well here...if it grows, thrives, and flowers I consider that a win and a plant well worth growing, especially if you have the space!

Melt I would love to try a pup if it has any that you might want to part with.
Agreed - if it's an aloe and it lives, I keep it around! As you can see, it's got a pup and I'll PM you.
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Re: Aloe 'Fire Ranch'

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Arinda wrote: Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:07 am Do you really mean this mickthecactus?

Quote ( I really can't see the attraction of this. Not a pretty plant at all.)

If you have nothing positief to say, than please say nothing.
I'm sorry? Am I not allowed an opinion then?
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Could we all calm down? I realize there are multiple provoking arguments happening right now. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but there's no reason to be get mad at each other. :red: Sound fair?
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I’m not that worked up and of course I can’t appreciate the growing conditions some of you have to contend with.

In actual fact I don’t think this conversation belongs in the gallery and should be moved or even deleted. I leave that for others to decide.
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Neither am I, I do not think my response was over the top or angry for that matter. I will see about splitting and moving the conversation to the Aloe discussion section this weekend.
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Just didn't want it to blow up into a full argument! :))
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Here is Aloe Fire Ranch with blooms. I've had it a long time. It's a reliable bloomer, but the plant is not terribly vigorous.
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