Today's bloom is Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)

Bloom of the Day for February 3rd, 2010:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Red

Bloom time of year: Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9b to Zone 11

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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plutodrive wrote:
Great photo! Cool plant too.

catzgalore wrote:
I love this plant. I had one for about a year, then it just up and died :(

plantladylin wrote:
That really is a great photo! Love the look of that plant, the spirals are really cool. I would have never known it was an Aloe but the only one I'm familiar with is the common Aloe Saponaria that grows here in Florida.

Dutchlady1 wrote:
The growth pattern of the leaves is in the mathematical series known as the ‘Fibonacci numbers’ This can also be seen in pinecones etc. I would love to own this plant but have been discouraged because it apparently is very finicky.

onewish1 wrote:
reminds me of a M.C. Escher drawing