Aloidendron 'Hercules' Through The Years

November 2010:  One gallon size, big box store, $9.95 each
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Then they sat stressing in their little pots for more than a year.  January 2012, the first one got into the ground at the top of the front slope:
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February 2014:
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Also February 2014, the other continued to stress in a pot:
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February 2015:
Also February 2015, the other 'Hercules' finally got a spot in the ground:
Update November 2015:  Wow.
Update March 2016:  Holy Moly.  It has started to branch out.
 The other 'Hercules' now in the ground for more than a year, is showing signs of growth.  I will update this post as they grow.  
October 2016.  It's getting tough getting a photo from the same angle.
 The trunk has bulked up.


  1. Whoa! That's impressive for one year's growth. Is that a Grevillea 'Moonlight' to the left?

    1. Yes, that's 'Moonlight', who is no slouch herself in the growth department.

  2. My goodness, Hercules has been growing, he will be a real Hercules.

    1. Whoever gave him that name wasn't joking.

  3. These three plants look wonderful together, the leaf textures and colours, I love the grevillea to the left. Sorry, I have not visited, I have been very ill in hospital and have to return in three weeks.
    xoxoxo ♡

    1. Oh Dianne, I am so sorry to hear that. I thought you might have been traveling...I hope you are at least feeling better. I will be thinking of you.

  4. Holy guacamole. Excited and scared at the same time, seeing I have one that isn't far behind yours.

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    1. It's quite a visual statement out there on the front slope.


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