Hi tkhooper... I saw that "official blabber mouth" title and had to laugh. Sometimes I think that's what I should be called!
I'm glad to know that longer posts are okay, anyway.
I'm a beginner too when it comes to aloe plants
- I admit to being a little nervous. I had no idea that the plant
could be that
dry - where you could push your finger that far down and it'd be dry. Wow... I will definitely remember that.
When does the plant
go dormant? I didn't realize that they would do that. But I suppose it makes sense - everything has a 'season'. This little plant
of mine is small, too, only about 5 or 6 inches. Do they bloom?
The houseplant that I'm most proud of is my "ancient" Schefflera. I started it as a tiny slip that was only 3" tall in the fall of 1981 - I was just shy of 16 years old - and it's still alive, still doing well, still growing
like crazy, and I still can't believe that someone like ME has been able to keep a plant
this long! It's amazing. How long can these plants
live?! I hope it'll be a very long time before it gets too exhausted to keep growing
Okay - I'm hushing now. Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you again for such a nice welcome!