My Aloe plants are beginning to flower!

Cathie G

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I don't know whether to replant mine in a bigger pot or just wait and see if something happens with it in it's present pot. Then replant it after. I had something similar happen with an African violet. I planted it in a big pot and it wouldn't bloom for a year or more but it was worth the wait. It shot up 4 bouquets when it finally bloomed.
 

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Oh just found the pics of when I first got them! May 2018!
May 2018
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September 2018
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They did not do well in that shallow wood bed. I was a newbie then...
 

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What!? I live in south Texas and have been around aloe my whole life, it grows like a weed down here, but I had no idea that it flowered!!! That’s so cool!
 

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Wow! After seeing so much Aloe and its flowers, I just have to show mine. I found it in the back of our forest. It was thriving with many little babies. I just had to transplant it and put it into a pot. now I have several huge ones from it and it has a hugeee flower stem thingie. just took this pic a minute ago
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Wow! After seeing so much Aloe and its flowers, I just have to show mine. I found it in the back of our forest. It was thriving with many little babies. I just had to transplant it and put it into a pot. now I have several huge ones from it and it has a hugeee flower stem thingie. just took this pic a minute ago
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That’s awesome!
 

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We stay around 80% in the summer and 60ish% in the winter I think. I’m from Corpus Christi originally though (first 27 years of my life) and the humidity was always between 80% and 100%.
I say our average monthly humidity is about 20% when I look it up sources say 24%. After 5 years of living here I have determined that vegas records their temps a few degrees lower to make it see “not that bad” late May through August. I think they do that with humidity too!!!! 😂😂
 

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I say our average monthly humidity is about 20% when I look it up sources say 24%. After 5 years of living here I have determined that vegas records their temps a few degrees lower to make it see “not that bad” late May through August. I think they do that with humidity too!!!! 😂😂
Haha wow!! I think I would turn to dust after living my entire life in 80+% if I moved there. It drops to 40% and I feel like I can’t breathe. Basically I’m a tropical tortoise.
 

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Haha wow!! I think I would turn to dust after living my entire life in 80+% if I moved there. It drops to 40% and I feel like I can’t breathe. Basically I’m a tropical tortoise.
From what I've read I'm a Russian in old lady disguise.😎
 

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Wow! After seeing so much Aloe and its flowers, I just have to show mine. I found it in the back of our forest. It was thriving with many little babies. I just had to transplant it and put it into a pot. now I have several huge ones from it and it has a hugeee flower stem thingie. just took this pic a minute ago
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Wow that's pretty neat.😊
 

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The males are not all bad!

I went to fuerteventura once. It is supposedly the island where aloe Vera evolved... an incredibly strange place and a really terrible holiday destination. What I came away with, apart from a bad sunburn, was the nack of telling a male from a female.

Basically the females are the ones with the spindlier type leaves, significantly thinner than the males and more of a perfect triangle shape. The males are the ones you see with very broad leaves and often a bulge between the base and the tip. I always assumed that they were a different species. Males grow faster and are probably the ones you want if you plan on harvesting your aloe. More bang for your buck 'meat' wise.

I once moved into a house with a spare bedroom. The spare room had several uses over time but I never spent much time in there except perhaps preparing a bed for a guest or hoovering. A full 2 years later realised that in the corner of the windowsill, behind the curtain, I had put an aloe plant which had not had a drop of water in that time. It was dark purple and looking very sad but perked right up immediately after a watering and eventually thrived outdoors.
Now the flowers have fallen off but some turned into these 8E77E4AE-9BC6-4D76-BE14-B2EC20C09307.jpeg 4F44D587-5B89-4108-ACB4-433A0B4AE808.jpeg 89C947D4-93F5-4396-B44C-FB501A47EAE6.jpeg
 
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