Thursday, September 9, 2010

Latest Variegated Aloe

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.


  1. WOW! That is beautiful! Good eye! If it ever has pups and you want to sell one remember me!

  2. danger: If it ever pups from your good wishes, I'll remember!

  3. Wow, that is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think you have a weakness for variegated plants! Seriously, it is a beauty. I resisted the temptation to buy any more succulents until I learn to look after them properly. My absence from the garden this summer cost me a few.

  5. Lancashire: Sorry to hear that your absence led to the loss of some of your succulents. But my presence had the same effect on some of mine!