Friday, December 2, 2016

ALOE VERA BLOOMING

I posted a couple of months ago about how well the aloe vera was doing since we got it.  Then, when we were at the farm last week, we saw this:

Aloe Vera plant
A spike shooting up with what we can only assume will be a flower!  It wasn't there from one week to the next, talk about fast!!

Aloe flower
While we've both been around aloe plants on and off throughout our lives, as people often do, seemed someone always had one growing somewhere, parents, grandparents, but we've never seen one bloom.  I honestly didn't even KNOW they bloomed.  We can't wait to see what this turns out to be.  Not sure what color it will be but I guess we'll see soon enough.  

Have you ever had an aloe bloom?  
Any advice?


19 comments:

Colleen said...

haven't seen an aloe bloom in person so anxious to see what yours will look like as there are different blooms for different aloe's
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/224#b

Texas Rose said...

Wow, you must be doing all the right things for your aloe to bloom! Great going!

Elephant's Child said...

Well done you. Ours hasn't bloomed - in over twenty years.

Anne in the kitchen said...

I have never seen one bloom but how wonderful for you!

Anonymous said...

i have never seen an aloe bloom, you are the plant whisperer~~~~

Davey

wenda j said...

Sometimes it is best to just let a plant grow without fussing over it.Plants have doing it for years.I recently got myself a bunch of plants,I'm amazed how well they are doing, with little help from me.You will have to read about what to about the flower stalk once it had bloomed,many plants want it gone, so it doesn't suck all the energy from the main plant.

Mike Yukon said...

Mother nature is just messing with you now. Once you move out there full time she'll mess with your head again and you won't be able to grow dandelions! Ha! :-)

Jimmy said...

One of our Aloe plants is in bloom. Each plant seems to have it own bloom cycle. I love the bloom.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I didn't know it bloomed! How exciting :)

Alison said...

I have about 100 plants lining our carport wall, but I've never had one produce a flower. I can't wait to see what this looks like. I hope 2nd family keeps an eye on it for you in case it blooms during the week. Please tell them I love them. One day I'll get to go and see them again.

1st Man said...

I guess hands off is the best approach, ha

1st Man said...

Seriously? WOW! I water once a week and that's about it, ha.

1st Man said...

I hand't either so it is kind of exciting, thanks!

1st Man said...

LOL, thanks!!

1st Man said...

Very good point. Plants do seem to do ok on their own, as long as we give them water. I will have to read about the flower stalk, thanks!!

1st Man said...

Now that made me laugh out loud for sure. You're so right, luring us into a false sense of security, ha.

1st Man said...

We can't wait to see it bloom, pictures soon for sure!

1st Man said...

Isn't it odd? I didn't know either. Can't wait tow watch it happen.

1st Man said...

I told them to check on it. And yes. we'll get you out there, already talked to "J" about it. As for the flower, well, we'll see what it looks like soon enough I hope. Stay tuned!!!