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Plant Identification: SOLVED: SOLVED: would like to know the name of fat-candled plant

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garden18
Sherman Oaks, CA

January 20, 2013
10:17 AM

Post #9391258

The fat-candled plant is growing in entrance planter at Park La Brea in Los Angeles. Nice orange candles. Please help identify it. Thanks.

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ratchell26
Jacksonville, FL

January 20, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9391281

Looks like Aloe ferox

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Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


January 20, 2013
10:40 AM

Post #9391283

An Aloe.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=Aloe&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&searcher%5Bgrex%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
garden18
Sherman Oaks, CA

January 20, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9391387

Thanks Ratchell, yes, it looks like Aloe ferox. I learned that ferox means fierce, referring to the spiny foliage.
ratchell26
Jacksonville, FL

January 20, 2013
4:03 PM

Post #9391638

That's awesome! It does look pretty fierce!

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