Aloe Plant with Odd-Looking Shoot

Posted: April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Our sister has a couple plants in her room: a small cactus and an aloe plant. It doesn’t really look like your average aloe vera plant, so she thinks it’s a different species of aloe. Anyway, she likes the plants, and her aloe plant sent up a shoot a while ago.

The shoot has an bud on it, so apparently that’s how aloe plants make their flowers. It looks really weird. In addition, her cactus has a cotton-ish looking thing on the top of its rounded form, and that also looks a bit odd. Anyway, both are worth seeing if you’ve never seen this kind of plant, so we got pictures of them.

Our sister says that every time she comes home from her work, it looks like the aloe shoot has grown an inch. I don’t know about that, just because I haven’t been watching it, but I do know it looks pretty weird 😀

Update: This plant is not an aloe plant at all. It is a Haworthia limifolia from the genus Haworthia. It is from the subfamily Asphodeloideae, which is part of the family Xanthorrhoeaceae. Plants from the genus Haworthia are actually native to some parts of Southern Africa. Thanks to a commenter below for all of this information!

  1. Brian W. says:

    Actually, she is not an aloe plant. She is a succulent, but this fine beauty does not hail from the aloe genus. She is a Haworthia limifolia, from the genus Haworthia. Haworthia is a genus of succulents native to certain parts of Southern Africa. She belongs to the subfamily Asphodeloideae (so does the Aloe genus), in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, in the order Asparagales, of the kingdom Plantae.

    Her name is Xena, and she’s groovy.

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