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#380908 Mar 9th, 2014 at 02:37 AM
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The original plant has been in our family for about 100 years and over time My great grandmother, grandmother, and mother have taken sprouts off it and given them to the kids in the family to keep it going. The name of the plant has long since been forgotten by anyone in the family and I'm wanting to know what it is. I think it is possibly in the cactus family but I'm not certain. I've seen my Mom's bloom with some type of flower maybe once or twice in 35 years.

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Welcome 303LSU. It is very similar to an aloe vera. But maybe not a vera, I think. You should search for aloe images until you find one that fits your picture.
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Yeah, I've never seen vera with such narrow stems or those ridges on the bottom, but I have hardly no knowledge of most common plants. I'll research different types of aloe and see what I come up with.

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Reminds me of Aloe boiteani (I think) that I've seen before.




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After doing a bit of research on types of aloe it does appear to be some species of aloe. I looked up Boiteani and I'm not sure that's it. There are apparently 300-500 different species though, so I may never nail it down. At least I know it's some type of aloe though. Thanks for your help everyone.

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And you have a very healthy heirloom plant there.


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It is a Haworthia attenuata aka Zebra Plant. It could probably use a little more light and a little more water

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Bless you, Bill. shewinks


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Originally Posted by Bill
It is a Haworthia attenuata aka Zebra Plant. It could probably use a little more light and a little more water


I think this might be a winner. Thanks Bill. I've been wanting to know forever what it is so I can learn how to grow it better.

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Bill to the rescue.




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Good to see the mastermind in Action again..Our Bil.. clap


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Haworthia's are truly weird plants (if comparing by growth patterns I would say they are more like cacti than Aloes), mine basically never grows all year, but every May / June out comes a lonnnnng flower stem with simple but elegant flowers on the end applaud

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OP's plant doesn't have basal or rosulate leaves; they look ???

I've seen some plants' leaf morphology change after a freeze hit, but never the leaves' arrangement...


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