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palmbob wrote: I don't know why I have such trouble with sideways photos, but I find them incredibly distracting and difficult to make sense of ... any way to right them? I tried to right one
Definitely an Aloe... from my personal experience it looks most like Aloe fibrosa, which is actually a fairly rare species, so it is likely I am wrong. Possibly a more common plant (though I have not seen one in person) is Aloe x delaetii, some weird hybrid whose origins I am unfamiliar with, but which many others have come across as I see many photos in the plant files .