This is a very
interesting plant and you can follow its picture history here as it
flowers and grows through its growth stages.
Sunshine in mid
January will bring plants to flower. I received this plant via my
uncle, didn't want it at first, but for a succulent plant the leaves
quite unique - similar to aloe vera yet at the same time a little
different. I think it is part of the aloe family of plants. I decided
to take it. After I transplanted the plant by
stripping its roots of all the original soil (so no bugs or insect eggs
in the soil would get in my house because it had been outdoors during
the summer), planting it in basic soil and
bringing it indoors, I was
surprised to see it grow flowers so soon or at all and finally begin to bloom in
The individual blooms of this flowering succulent seem to
last for about 1.5 months before wilting.
The plant is extremely easy and inexpensive to maintain because it
doesn't need much watering, the roots are sparse and it will thrive in
almost any soil you plant it in and
it spreads like crazy.
Basically a maintenance-free type of plant!
I tried to find this exact plant in Google photo search by looking at
the leaves and the flowers but I couldn't find an exact match though I
did find some that were very similar. Therefore I have to conclude it's
a species of the aloe family of plants. The flowers are also prolific
and orange in color.
6 months or rmore
later, still a few flowers remaining on this plant but now new plant
stems and leaves are growing on this flower canopy. At the same time
the main leaves have dried up and fallen off. So basically a bare stem
is left with a flower and new growth canopy that has become a little
heavy with the new foliage. I have now supported it with a stick and
tied it up. One of the plants I cut off and stuck it in soil (the
little one in the photo below). I saw a root growing from it, so it
should take. Eventually this canopy will become too heavy to support
the new plant growth and I will have to take some more cuttings and
transplant them all as well.