Friday, August 14, 2009

THE ALOE VERA

Did you ever see an Aloe Vera Plant bloom? I didn't know they ever bloomed. I have had one for years and this is my first. I have several Century Plants growing. I understand they bloom once a century. Will I ever see one bloom? I doubt it ~ but it really depends on where year number 1 started.

9 comments:

Dori said...

Cool, I didnt know they bloomed either.

Cathy said...

I certainly have never seen one bloom!

Dori said...

I found this and thought you might find it interesting regarding the Century Plant
Its common name derives from its habit of only occasionally flowering, but when it does, the spike with a cyme of big yellow flowers, may reach up to 8 meters (25 ft) in height. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth. The average life-span is around 28 years.

Aliene said...

Thanks Dori, Maybe I will see one bloom inmy lifetime. There are several huge ones that are in the yards of families. i pass them several times a week. I'll watch theirs also.

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Deborah said...

My parents had a yucca plant in their garden for the past 8 years....I think it was a gift from my sister. Obviously yuccas are not native to Manitoba, and it was in a fairly moist area of the garden...anyway...it finally bloomed this year...and it's flower was very similar to your aloe vera.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I've never seen on with a bloom! Didn't know they did that! Great picture!

lady m said...

Wow, that is a very pretty bloom! And yellow too...

Thank you for sharing,

lady m

Samantha said...

How beautiful, I had no idea they bloomed, thanks for sharing the great photo !
~ Blessings to you my dear friend.