A Time-lapse of my Aloe Vera.


One of the many, and I mean many, benefits of living in a frost free land is that plants that are common around the world have the wiggle room to perform as they should in nature.

Like my Aloe Vera in the yard. Only in the right conditions will it annually flower. I keep a few around to handle scrapes, burns and cuts, but the yearly flower display is an additional benefit. The hummingbirds and bees love to get all up in it.

This year, I decided to take a photo every few days to just document the flowers development. While not a showy bloom, I still love to look upon it. So now I’ll force you to look upon it as well.

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You can see the beginnings of another bloom behind this one as well. The cones flower at the base and work their way up. The bottom blooms begin to die off before the top ones are even open so it’s hard to get the “sweet shot” of this flower.

Winter is when all my succulents begin to bloom like crazy which is great because that means at any given time of the year, something in the yard is giving me a show.

For the rest of the country buried in snow and bolstered against the bitter cold, I offer you my warmest of condolences and a speedy Spring.


0 Replies to “A Time-lapse of my Aloe Vera.”

    1. Aloe Vera will do well indoors. Best to keep it in a bright area but away from direct sunlight. It won’t flower easily indoors if at all, but if you’re looking to simply have some on hand for cuts and burns and the like, you’ll be pleasantly surprised on how well it can do by the window. A tray of water under the pot will help increase humidity. Just make sure the pot is not sitting in water or you’ll get root rot. Usually peppels work well to raise it out of the water. Maybe you know someone who can give you a cutting? πŸ˜‰

  1. Hmmm, let me sift through my mental Rolodex to think if I know anyone growing aloe vera…nope, nope…I’m going to City Farmers this weekend to pick up some hay πŸ˜‰ so maybe I’ll see what they have on hand.

  2. By the way, we’re planning to add our fig tree, aloe Vera, and some other plants into our space once the furniture shifting is done. Perhaps someone could come over for a plant consultation…

    1. Yeah, same with you. In fact I sent you an email asking if you were still blogging. Disregard that one, I found you the old fashioned way. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll contact WordPress and see what’s happening…

    2. Well, I figured out what was wrong. I was adding too many tags! If you add more than 15 tags AND categories in WordPress, you do not show up in the reader feed. I’ve been shooting myself in the foot for the meatier posts. It explains why I sometimes feel snuffed by my friends and co-writers on certain posts. It shant happen again!!

      1. Well that is a great bit of information James, thanks for that, I always thought that the more tags the better as people would find your post! πŸ™‚ so I have perhaps also been shooting myself in the foot. We live and learn.

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