Saturday, August 18, 2012

Have you ever seen an aloe plant bloom?

I affectionately call this aloe plant Naomi. She comes from part of a plant that was given to my dad from my grandmother, his mom, Naomi. I got it 7 or 8 years ago, I can't remember now. She was normal sized when I got her. My grandmother passed away from cancer in May 2007. She loved having plants, a trait she passed down to me. I now have this main aloe plus 3 or 4 other plants from it's offshoots that I call great-grandchilden!! I also have an ivy that I named Naomi because it came from a leaf my dad took from one of plants and rooted.   

There are several leaves this size. When it first started blooming 4 or 5 years ago, I got worried that it would be like a Century plant-- take a century to bloom then die. But it didn't. And every year since it's bloomed. The stalk gets 2-3 ft high. The first year it made white flowers. Every year since they've been pinkish. These were taken a year ago also but these are very similar to this past Spring's blooms:  
With yard stick to show how tall it got.  

I am anxious to see what this new bloom is going to look like!


  1. I live in Florida and have a bunch of Aloe that I planted that grows outside. It seems that only the plants that are actually growing in the soil outdoors are the ones that bloom and they are lovely.

  2. Your joyful curiosity and experience of this plant is inspiring to read. Glad you're enJOYing.