Aloe succotrina

Use this forum to help with identification issues and to show off your beautiful plants, one species, subspecies, and cultivar at a time.

Moderator: Geoff

Forum rules
This section is dedicated toward maintaining one active thread for each Aloaceae species/subspecies/variety/cultivar. Please feel free to add information and/or photos to existing threads or start your own by adding Genus/species as the thread subject. Note that listings are displayed alphabetically. Enjoy!

Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:41 pm

South African short and thick-stemmed aloe (up to 6'), sometimes branching but usually not (and often without any stem, either (takes many years, if not decades, for most to form much of a stem). Rosettes of numerous blue-green, straight, narrow lancelot leaves with prominent pale teeth. Leaves fairly fragile and though soft and slightly bendable, break easily. Cut leaves have sap that dries purple (see photo below). Flowers on unbranched stalks are bright red in conical, fairly compact racemes in early to mid winter. Fairly easy to grow plant, but sensitive to being moved. Cold hardiness at least to 25F.

Aloe succotrina 1-13 p2.jpg
Aloe succotrina 1-13 p2.jpg (105.46 KiB) Viewed 289 times
Aloe succotrina 3-12 p12.jpg
Aloe succotrina 3-12 p12.jpg (190.39 KiB) Viewed 289 times
Aloe succotrina GGP 2.jpg
Aloe succotrina GGP 2.jpg (159.6 KiB) Viewed 289 times
Aloe succotrina shot in fall H.jpg
Aloe succotrina shot in fall H.jpg (141.73 KiB) Viewed 289 times
Aloe succotrina leaf theft 12-10.jpg
Aloe succotrina leaf theft 12-10.jpg (145.3 KiB) Viewed 289 times
Aloe succotrina leaf detail.jpg
Aloe succotrina leaf detail.jpg (38.59 KiB) Viewed 289 times
Aloe succotrina teeth.jpg
Aloe succotrina teeth.jpg (59.92 KiB) Viewed 289 times
User avatar
Geoff
Moderator
 
Posts: 5122
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 am
Location: Acton, California 93510

Re: Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#2  Postby Geoff » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:44 pm

This plant is often misspelled Aloe socotrina with some assuming this is an aloe of Socotra... which it is not.

Aloe succotrina Qu.jpg
Aloe succotrina Qu.jpg (150.74 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrina Hunt flowering.jpg
Aloe succotrina Hunt flowering.jpg (167.76 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrina feb 2.jpg
Aloe succotrina feb 2.jpg (136.04 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrinas.jpg
Aloe succotrinas.jpg (142.34 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrinas in flower Bob.jpg
Aloe succotrinas in flower Bob.jpg (147.42 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrina bloom after dusk 1-12.jpg
Aloe succotrina bloom after dusk 1-12.jpg (82.73 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrina flowrs close up 1-12.jpg
Aloe succotrina flowrs close up 1-12.jpg (85.57 KiB) Viewed 288 times
Aloe succotrina in sun flower opened 1-12.jpg
Aloe succotrina in sun flower opened 1-12.jpg (85.18 KiB) Viewed 288 times
User avatar
Geoff
Moderator
 
Posts: 5122
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 am
Location: Acton, California 93510

Re: Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#3  Postby Geoff » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:18 pm

several larger plants in the Huntington

Aloe succotrinas 2 H 14.jpg
Aloe succotrinas 2 H 14.jpg (161.98 KiB) Viewed 272 times
Aloe succotrinas H 1 14.jpg
Aloe succotrinas H 1 14.jpg (149.42 KiB) Viewed 272 times
User avatar
Geoff
Moderator
 
Posts: 5122
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 am
Location: Acton, California 93510

Re: Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#4  Postby mickthecactus » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:13 am

IMG_2856.JPG
IMG_2856.JPG (187.95 KiB) Viewed 118 times
User avatar
mickthecactus
Moderator
 
Posts: 980
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 5:36 am
Location: Hertfordshire UK.

Re: Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#5  Postby Viegener » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:52 am

Aloe succotrina blooming 2/9/18
User avatar
Viegener
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 826
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:34 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA 10a/Sunset z23

Re: Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#6  Postby Geoff » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:05 pm

That is Aloe petricola... if from the Huntington, signs are next to each other (as are plants).
User avatar
Geoff
Moderator
 
Posts: 5122
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 am
Location: Acton, California 93510

Re: Aloe succotrina

Post Number:#7  Postby Viegener » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:26 am

Yup, mislabelled. I pulled the pic.
User avatar
Viegener
Ready to Bolt
 
Posts: 826
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:34 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA 10a/Sunset z23


Previous topic Next topic

Return to Aloaceae Gallery

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests