Wednesday Vignette


Kumara plicatilis, aka Aloe plicatilis, with Agave 'Blue Glow' as a backdrop. 

Slow growing, blooming at winter's finish, the species is endemic to a few isolated areas in the Western Cape area of South Africa, favoring sandy, slightly acid soil on steep, rocky, south-facing slopes.  Wednesday Vignette links hosted at Flutter and Hum.

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  1. Yeah!!! Mine is blooming, too. Four spikes so far. I'm happy!

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    1. Cool! I think they get pretty large before they produce a whole lot of spikes. There was one over at UC Irvine that would really put out the flowers, but it was at least 6'x6'. Mine has a way to go.

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  2. I look forward to seeing the division you gave me in bloom one day!

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    1. That will be great. How is it doing?

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    2. Developing toots, I hope. There's not much change on top but it looks healthy. The best news is that the blasted raccoons and skunks haven't dug it up.

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  3. That looks more like the little blooms I get on the Aloes I baby through the winter indoors. I mean to say in comparison to the masses of Aloe blooms you sometimes feature. Now I feel less silly for celebrating my little successes.

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    1. This is one Aloe/Kumara that is all about the foliage and trunk (it's picturesque when large), rather than the flowers.

      I could never grow an Aloe indoors--so you've got me beat!

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