Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Coral Aloe Flower Buds

Aloe striata

I've always thought the flower buds on Coral Aloe are as attractive as the flowers. This year, my Coral Aloe sent up its flower stalk later than usual (normally by late January the succulent is in full flower.) Once the bud opens, coral colored flowers will appear and will remain about two months.


Coral aloe is popular for use around swimming pools because of its smooth leaf margins and tropical look. In winter, the leaf margins are pink. It also makes a good container specimen, or planted in the garden, either singly or in groupings. There are more details on this succulent in a previous post.

8 comments:

bs said...

thanks for sharing... i have always said orange was underused, and that's such a lovely sherberty color! i'll have to track one down.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Aiyana ! hi and thanks for adding me !
I love seeing the different succulents here .. they are amazing and the pictures are awesome !
Do the regular aloe plants we buy, say in a grocery store ... do they ever flower ? .. mine are holding on quite well so far .. I really enjoy them !
Joy

jodi said...

Just what I needed to see on this grey morning...a burst of warm colour. Looks like a handsome flower to come. I love aloes, and have been enjoying the pheasant-breast aloe's funny flowers the past couple of weeks here.

Bo said...

This cactus certainly has a lot going for it. Pretty little thing.

Julie said...

I love it that it is used around swimming pools for its tropical look! Interesting thought to ponder, for me! I can see it though...I bet it is very beautiful next to the water...and hardy, so not afraid of what any youngsters or water could do to hurt it!

Mary Beth said...

What an exotic flower - and I love the orange! It's my current favorite color in the garden.

Wurzerl said...

What a wonderful flower! And thank you so much for your link to the leaves! Coral Aloe is a good name for this plant. I love this Liliaceae family!
Have a good time Wurzerl

Tracy said...

I had no idea Aloes even flowered like that. Very cool. So......is this technically a "winter" bloomer? Even though you don't get the snow and temps like I do, plants must still have a season.....and it still winter per say? We have such a strong winter presence.....lol....4 feet of snow.....6 months of the year.....it is hard to envision the distinction between summer and winter, especially when thinking about it in plant terms. It would be like summer to me year if it just stayed above freezing....lol.