Aloe claviflora

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Aloe claviflora

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Great South African aloe if you have tons of sun and heat (would be a good one for Arizona). Mine grew great until it got some of its sunlight cut off by neighboring Agave and never flowered again. Very stiff, pale-leaved aloe with thick, non-bending foliage. Eventually suckers and forms a circle of suckers in the wild. Flowers beautiful red on short, bottle-brush-like inflorescence and usually grow horizontal to the ground. Stemless, smaller plant but unique enough to still be a specimen in a smaller garden.
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later years, no longer flowering due to lack of light... began to suffer from it, too

For those that know aloes some, you might notice this plant looks a lot like Aloe falcata… in fact the two are often mixed up. But as soon as either flowers, you can tell for sure what you have. Though I have to admit this one ALSO looks a bit like Aloe pachygaster, another rough-leaved, stiff, blue-green aloe… and Aloe pachygaster flowers DO look somewhat like Aloe claviflora flowers… Not sure I have seen this latter plant accurately in real life yet.
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flowering in February, my garden, southern California
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plant that obviously bloomed a month or so ago, February, southern California, showing this one is NOT resistant to aloe mite
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I can confirm they do love sun and heat...I have two of them that are thoroughly enjoying their first Tucson summer, after being planted in April.

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Aloe claviflora - Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Mine is doing well in a pot but the chances of flowering it in the UK are slim.
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Aloe claviflora in proper exposure in Arizona. The Boyce Thompson plants are a bit too shaded, but still flower despite loss of form.
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These are still doing well. They seem impervious to sun, but certainly appreciate extra water. The two were planted at the same size on the same day.
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Flowering this year, after being dug up and moved in December.
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