Monday, August 3, 2009
The aloe vera on our pic is about two years old, having been planted when it was just a small “seedling” detached from our first mature plant. Separating the “offspings” and replanting some on the ground, others I have to dispose for there were plenty, gave the succulent plant limited sunlight but ample space for growth. The aloe flowers are greenish-yellow and blooms on a trident like stem (Look for the brown, dry looking "stem, that's what is left of the "trident" after prunng the flowers). I should have taken pics of the flowers, maybe next time. The aloes share a common ground with our tomato plants; the tomatoes hang its branches on the thorny cool leaves of the aloes. Have to figure out, aside from being ornamental, the useful usage of the plant for us.