seedling in southern California
plant grows well and is an attractive addition to collection as its super red teeth line bluish green leaf edges. Some resemblence to A. conifera. Perhaps teeth more jagged. :>) bob
same plant as in first photo about a year later and 3x that size, southern California
January, southern California
january flower, southern California
A favorite here as a small Aloe, this plant maintains its red margin teeth year round. We allow it to be dormant in the summer and give it minimal water. Cottontails like it in the spring.
This one is in full sun from sunrise till about 1 PM ST. Bunnies don't bother it so much on nibbled teeth off one leaf.
immature flower, November, southern California
Another clone of this red-thorned beauty
Here is a third clone not as red, but still okay
This is the 4th clone of mature specimens in late 2008. It will budding (hopefully) in the next month or so.
bloom progress on my 3 year old plant in late December, southern California
flower starting to mature, late in January, southern California
late January flower, southern California
end of flowering in southern California, early February, along with pollinator
seed pods, March, southern California
immature seed pods on flower that just finished blooming, mid February, southern California
early spring color as warms up and dries out
pair of plants in southern California.. Aloe capitata var. in back ground
mid December progress on flower maturation of a mature plant, southern California
south side of flowers, January, southern California
very early flower, early December, southern California
another great year for flowers!