Encinitas California (zone 10a)
seedling, southern California
Typical mass of plants, growing in private garden, southern California end of Jan (nearly mature blooms)
another clump in San Diego county garden, southern California, end of January, flowering, but not fully open yet.
my own seedling in winter showing suckers near base of main plant
Young plant showing suckering behavior (10 suckers were already removed a few months earlier), southern California
same plant in one of above photos a month later (late Februray)
a rare solitary form (or else all suckers cleverly removed) in a US nursery
Seedling of about 12" Hayward, in a large container.
typical suckering mess of the atypical form, typical of Aloe rupestris in California
early flowers (yellow) and mature with stamens showing (orange), late winter, southern California
close up of some teeth
early spring, Huntington Gardens, California
This is one of 6 different clones acquired from reliable nursery. This one showed early pronounced variegation on one side of plant on several leaves. Now entire plant is light bright yellow green
San Diego Botanic Garden
another shot of my suckering specimen (after suckers have been removed 2x already, each year... it's about time to do it again)
flowers just starting to open late winter, Huntington Gardens
end of flowering season, March, California
HUntington Gardens in winter
Huntington Gardens, Southern California, March
Same as the 2009 red juvenile. With King Protea and Aloe nobilis.
Photo courtesy of; copyright of Jan Emming of Destination:Forever Ranch and Gardens, a 40 acre desert botanical garden/sustainable living homestead in Arizona.