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[21 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Check out these butts

Two aloe butts worth checking out.
It’s Aloe Butt Day! So let’s celebrate with a couple pics of my two favourite aloes.
The top pic is a fan aloe (Aloe Plicatilis), it a massive old plant that has been moved around a lot.The other pic has an Aloe Ferox in the foreground with Cleistocactus strausii (silver torch or wooly torch) dominating a few cool cacti in he background.
Here’s some older pictures of the aloe’s flowering.


Aloe »

[15 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Aloe Plicatilis and Ferox Flowering

Early spring sees both aloe ferox and picatilis flower each year. The look magnificent when flowering and structural masterpieces all year round.

As promised here is a photo of one of the local Wattle Birds feating on the Aloe Ferox flower.

I’ve had both plants for around 18-20 years, since they were small pot size. They’ve been in their current spots for fours years now, you can transplant them very late in life. I don’t fertilizer either aloe, but they get a lot of Wattle Bird pooh as a spring fertilizer!
Here’s a picture …

Aloe, Succuluent »

[4 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Aloe Ferox in Flower

My Aloe Ferox is now in flower, but the flowers are yet to open. When they do the local Wattle birds will come and feast. The flower give months of joy, as it slowly emerges and then blazes like a candelabra.

Photo by Tim

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
My Old Cacti Garden 3 Aloe Plicatilis Fan Aloe and Ferox

I thought I’d post these three pictures to celebrate the Aloe’s which are now flowering in my garden. These pictures are from mid September 2004, not long prior to the big move. The Aloe Ferox and Aloe Plicatilis, Fan Aloe, both flower at the same time.

Our local extended family of Wattle birds absolutely love this Aloe Ferox. Seeing them feast on it is a magnificent sight.

Can you imagine moving this entire cacti garden across your backyard and then half of it back again nine months later? I think I’ve got …