In my neck of the woods, Aloe flowerspikes scream Change of Season almost as much as cars with northern license plates! 😉 While puttering in my rear garden this morning, I noticed an Aloe Ciliaris sporting a healthy looking inflorescense:
Like most aloes, A. Ciliaris hails from Africa (mine came from Target, though! ha! 😉 ) When planted from seed, this vining climber grows FAST, but often takes 2-3 years to bear bright orange/red flowers. In their fully opened state, the flowers are approximately an inch long and tubular shaped, hanging in loose clusters from cone shaped racemes.
Until next time…..
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