At the recent Austin Cactus and Succulent Show, I was fortunate enough to find another one of my "Gotta Get' plants (and at a fair price too!). It is the Variegated Tree Aloe (Aloe arborescens 'Variegata') that I mentioned potting a couple of posts back. And here are the promised pictures of the plant.
This aloe has beautiful coloration - pale leaves with longitudinal cream striping. The specimen I obtained is over a foot tall, but the final height can be a quite impressive 5-8 foot. Fortunately it is slow growing (thank goodness - cuz I don't know what I'm gonna do if it ends up getting that big!).
Isn't that leaf coloration something!
It is capable of producing eye-catching red flower stalks (here's hoping!). But even if it never blooms, the plant's appearance is impressive enough.