Two New Plants, Aloe broomii and Aloe 'White Fox'

Aloe 'White Fox' has Aloe rauhii in its heritage.
'White Fox' stays fairly small and offsets freely.  It  will be used in a vertical planter project that I'll blog about soon. 
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Aloe broomii, with large marginal teeth of a deep brown, appears almost Agave-like.  Having handled it, I can say the teeth are sharp, sharper than most if not all of the Aloes I grow.  Aloe broomii is usually a solitary rosette that takes several years to grow to blooming-size.  It is native to arid, rocky slopes.  The rosette can grow to nearly a meter wide.  It will be planted on one of the slopes in the garden.
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With the roses nearly all cut back...
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It's just about time to enjoy tulips flowers.  I've been enjoying the foliage for a couple of weeks.
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Comments

  1. Love the broomii -- thanks for showing it to me! It's a really different look for an Aloe, and must be really a sight when mature. Ouch!

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    1. A. marlothii has fairly sharp teeth, though not as sharp as broomii, while most of the others may look toothy, but you can grab them and it doesn't hurt--they are more like hard rubber--not scratchy.

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  2. Wow, your first tulip is almost flowering. The 'White Fox' aloe my mother used to have as a houseplant.

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    1. It opened today! I will have a photo soon.

      I doubt I could keep an Aloe alive as a houseplant.

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  3. 'White Fox' is stunning all crowded together like that. I wonder if mine will eventually follow suit. My aloe 'Carmine' gives birth to lots of pups. I've always separated them to give away, but having seen this, I just might let them have their way.

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  4. I love that Aloe broomii, it's gorgeous.

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    1. I hope it grows. The same shape but 3 feet across would be quite impressive.

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  5. I like the teeth on Aloe broomii. I've got to look for one. Thanks for reintroducing me.

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    1. It's a beauty. I think you would like it.

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