I've never been much interested in seed propagation of cacti and succulents, so this was my first attempt and I really didn't expect much. To my surprise, in just a few days, eight tiny blades appeared in the soil mix--just the number of seeds I had planted. I was amazed at how easily they germinated--I actually felt like a kindergartener growing her first bean sprout!
I've since learned that Coral Aloe is one of the easiest succulents to propagate by seed, so it was a good choice--even if it was by chance that I chose those seeds. Aloe striata seedlings grow fast and should reach flowering size in three to four years. Although that's quick in the cacti and succulent world, it is not quick enough for me to consider becoming a seed propagation aficionado, but I think I'm going to have fun watching the progress of these eight baby Aloes.
This first success piqued my curiosity enough to check out information on seed propagation, and I've discovered a plant propagation database that has extensive information on just about any plant. I've perused this site for days now, and have learned quite a bit on the various methods of propagation. Who knows—at this rate, I may become a propagation aficionado after all.