Seedling in Pasadena California
San Marcos California
Photo was taken in the private Bot. Garden of "Les Cedres" Marnier-Lapostolle France in company of Chr. Blanchy botanist of Jard Exotique Monaco
Aloe pillansii in front, two Aloe dichotomas in back.
dwarfed plant from early damage to stem, southern California
Crown of somewhat drought stressed plant winter, southern California
close of crown in cultivation, southern California
recently saw these two plants for sale- nice looking, but a bit etoliated (stretched) from being grown under shade cloth for years- southern California
While this plant will grow in Southern Calif. it seems it is not best in the cooler climate areas near the coast. Plant shown lost roots in last wet winter. 1 year later is re-established. bob:>)
Pictured is a rescued plant. It grew in a coastal garden right on the Pacific Coast. It had no roots last winter. It is now re-rooted. Cant wait for it to get its beauty back...bob:>)
shape of small seedling, southern California... how long until this is a towering giant??
southern California early summer
In my yard before the frost
Leaf bleeding cells the morning after the frost
Mature specimen from South Africa, August 2010
Bachs - Tucson 2010
A young Aloe pillansii at Soekershof Gardens, Robertson, South Africa
Growing in partial shade in zone 9b, Phoenix, AZ. March 13, 2013, mid Spring.
Aloe Pillansii in its natural environment on Cornell's Kop in the Richtersveld region of South Africa, note that even in winter (July) when it receives moisture it is from Atlantic fog banks, no rain
Aloe pillansii in nature on a foggy winter's day - the empty seed capsules indicate inflorescences that droop
Aloe pillansiis in a nursery garden, southern California