palmbob's Journal: A vao - Aloe vaombe back planter 2

  • Member: palmbob
  • Journal: Default
  • Category: Aloes
  • Status: planted in ground at new home

Initial Notes:

This poor Aloe! Got it as a seedling germinated from seed my friend grew, from his own parent plant. When I got it 11-02 it was about 4" across. Now it's in a large ceramic pot and is about 3' across... only it's been damaged by gardeners, who keep knocking off the delicate leaves... and now it's had a 350 lb eucalyptus branch fall on it and flatten it... and knock off all the leaf tips... looks terrible... but survived! Will be glad to move it off the property... and plant it out?

Entries and Updates

  Jul 29, 2005  
Look of plant end of 2003

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  Jul 29, 2005  
moved to new pot 2004

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  Jul 29, 2005  
late fall 2004 after Eucalyptus fell on it at rental home

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  Jul 29, 2005  
early summer 2005 in planter 2

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  Oct 19, 2005  
October 05

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  Dec 27, 2005  
Dec 05

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  Apr 10, 2006  
April 06- finally has a bit of 'trunk'

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  May 18, 2006  
Decided to finally trim this plant... lowest leaves were heavy, but sagging on all the other plants... juice from leaves brilliant lime green ... but it all turned a deep purple (stained my hands purple, too), and purple drops all over the ground... weird. Plant looks a lot better

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  May 18, 2006  
close up of cut stem... not that neat, but as plant gets taller, I hope tobe able to neaten that up a bit

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  Aug 18, 2006  
look mid Aug 06 before having lower leaves trimmed off (only took 5-6- can hardly tell at first)

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  Aug 18, 2006  
oddly enough, the brilliant lime green juices didn't turn purple this time... maybe a seasonal thing?

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  Nov 27, 2006  
flower spike in end Nov 06

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  Dec 4, 2006  

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  Dec 11, 2006  
just after a rain... flowers getting taller, and things looking good

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  Dec 21, 2006  
early flowers

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  Dec 27, 2006  

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  Jan 9, 2007  

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  Jan 11, 2007  
looking GOOD!!

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  Jan 22, 2007  
one of few aloes in the yard that didnt' get hit by the cold... flowers untouched as well, which is even more remarkable

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  Jan 25, 2007  
plant did indeed get injured by the cold, but not terribly... interestingly the damaged leaves have turned a deep purple, same color that bright lime green juice stains things... what a weird chemistry

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  Feb 2, 2007  
another shot of damaged plant and flowers

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  Feb 2, 2007  

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  Feb 10, 2007  

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  Feb 21, 2007  
going into seed now

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  Mar 1, 2007  
very shiny, large seed!

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  Apr 26, 2007  
Trimmed it back (lower leaves)... sticky mess! But now can actually see under this aloe for the first time!

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  Aug 27, 2007  
seedlings!

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  Oct 21, 2007  

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  Nov 28, 2007  
new flowers again!!

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  Dec 8, 2007  

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  Dec 19, 2007  

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  Jan 1, 2008  

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  Jan 21, 2008  

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  Jan 30, 2008  

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  Feb 2, 2008  

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  Feb 3, 2008  

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  Feb 3, 2008  

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  Feb 16, 2008  
nearing end of flowering season for this one as well... sigh

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  Mar 12, 2008  

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  Mar 12, 2008  

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  May 14, 2008  
seeds all dispersed... wonder if any will come up. Saved some in envelopes (about a gazillion)

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  Jun 11, 2008  
bout time to trim more leaves

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  Jul 26, 2008  
trimmed a lot of lower leaves off a few weeks ago

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  Sep 14, 2008  
cut leaves showing how they dry purple despite oozing a brilliant lime-green sap

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  Oct 7, 2008  
trimmed up again

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  Jan 27, 2009  

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  Jan 27, 2009  

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  Jan 30, 2009  

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  Jun 12, 2009  

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  Jan 2, 2010  

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  Feb 12, 2010  

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  Mar 29, 2010  
lots of fruits again... should collect all the seeds and least give them away if I am not going to grow them myself

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  Apr 3, 2010  
hacked off leaves again

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  Apr 3, 2010  

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  Jan 25, 2011  

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  Feb 14, 2011  

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  Dec 9, 2011  

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  Dec 27, 2012  

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  Dec 28, 2012  

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