Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Aloe bellatula from Madagascar

Aloe bellatula
 Undemanding is a word I wish I could use more often when it comes to growing various plants but it is a very apt description in the case of this miniature Aloe.
Throughout the year thin wiry stems emerge from a neat clump of olive green succulent leaves bearing an inflorescence made up of tiny white fringed bright coral pink bells.
Occasionally I tidy up the plant, removing old leaves and breaking off the spent flower stems but that is about all the attention it gets. When in flower I move it onto an outdoor table so better to see the delicate flowers up close.

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