Aloe Vera Bloom

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Project by firecaster posted 05-18-2009 07:39 AM 9837 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t know Aloe’s would bloom until one popped up a couple of years ago. This year I have two coming out. The pictures show one in bloom and a different one putting up a stalk. I have just moved them out of the basement about two weeks after last average frost date. Last year they didn’t bloom because I had them in direct, hot, afternoon sun. They stayed brown the whole summer. I later found out that happens when they get too much sun. Who knew? I thought they were a desert plant. These are potted in a combo of whatever dirt I had and worm castings.

Does anyone know; Are they always orange? Or, can there be different colors?

-- Father of two boys. Both Eagle Scouts.

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posted 05-18-2009 07:51 AM

That’s pretty cool. I didn’t know Aloe had blooms or flowers from it.


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posted 05-18-2009 07:52 AM

they flower? cool!!
it’s very pretty.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Scott Hildenbrand

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posted 05-18-2009 07:59 AM

Aloe Vera blooms? I had no idea! :’o

Any we always had sat inside on a window sill and was a little tattered looking from us breaking off chunks when ever we needed.

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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posted 05-18-2009 08:12 AM

Whay Scott said. Mine is always lopsided from “burn treatments”.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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posted 05-18-2009 08:52 AM

Well I am joining in the “chorus” of … I didn’t know they bloomed. ;-) But way cool and what a neat surprise. The flower is quite unusual looking and I do love the orange.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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posted 05-18-2009 09:32 AM

I wish that I could find my photo of one from last year in my garden. It had two large spires with Yellow flowers like yours. When we were in Arizona, we saw several aloe vera plants in bloom. Yes indeed, they do bloom.

Maybe this link will work:

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 05-18-2009 12:40 PM

They have quite a pretty flower.I didn’t know they bloomed either.Thanks for the pic.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 11-15-2009 09:05 AM

You’re confusing Aloe with Agave. Agave are cactus like and can withstand hot, arid conditions and direct sun. Aloe are tropical plants that love moist, dappled shade, not direct sun, as they will burn, as mentioned. They love good rich soil with drainage and will grow large and succulent and eventually flower. I believe the flowering plant will expire, but the babies will thrive.

My grandmother in Hawaii had a row of Aloe along her house and they blossomed bright green/yellow flowers.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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posted 11-15-2009 09:31 AM

Everything you said fits my experience. I must have been given Agave directions. I had also read that Aloe liked sandy soil but my do better with rich soil.

The ones that bloomed are still thriving. One that bloomed two years ago is one of the ones pictured.

-- Father of two boys. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Aileen Edword

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posted 06-22-2011 06:11 AM

It is like a news that aloe vera blooms and that is so nicely. Have never even heard of it…
thanks for sharing this


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posted 03-03-2012 07:08 PM

WHO NEW?? i bought 2 little aloe vera plants at a plant sale one year and within a few months the pot was filled with aloe plants and i had to divide them. once again in a few months i have a pot full and this time one large plant spilled over the side and opened up with a beautiful spike and gorgeous peach color flowers. absolutely gorgeous. my sister majored in horticulture/has been a horticulturalist for almost 30 years and has never seen an aloe vera bloom. and i REALLY don’t do well with houseplants….go figure!

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posted 03-04-2012 02:37 AM

oh what a beautiful flower. I wonder what the conditions are for getting aloe to bloom.. hmm

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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