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Posted 1M ago by @BananaHipster

Help With Identification
Greg couldn't identify Seymour and when I tried to look through the suggestions I accidentally clicked on Zebra Plant. I already have a Zebra Plant and he looks nothing like her, but I can't figure out how to remove that without selecting something else. I was hoping someone could help me identify him so I can correct it in the app. Thanks!! #HaworthiaFasciata #unknownsuccs #greggang #succulentsquad
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@BananaHipster Looks like an Aloe Jurassic Dragon maybe? Definitely not a Christmas carol aloe, way too different than this one. Your aloe has longer leaves, as compared to Christmas Aloe that has more wider leaves that expand and fold down as they mature 😊

They get the red when sunstressed β˜€οΈβœ¨
Can you post a picture Haley?
Look up Christmas Carol Aloe and Sawtooth Cactus.
@RJG I'm so sorry, for some reason I thought it had! Let me try again.
This is Seymour. Not sure why a pic didn't show with the post. Thanks, guys!!
@Beeps I think you might possibly be right about Christmas Carol Aloe! He's not very red at all, though. Only at the very tips. Could that still be it? The shape looks exactly right, but the pics when I searched all seemed very red.
I don't really know what I'm doing. I picked up a ton of plants at Costco 'cuz they were pretty and on sale. Three 6" succs for $18, which is a steal. So now I've doubled my inventory and don't even know what I have. πŸ˜…πŸŒ΅πŸͺ΄
@BananaHipster look up Aloe Broomii as well. I do think it’s an aloe of some type. Can you get a picture from above as well?
@Beeps Not until Monday. Almost all my plants live at the office.

The Aloe Broomii looks totally right in color and "tooth" shape, but mine isn't nearly as full as the pics I found, even though it's fairly large at 6-inches. Granted, mine could just be chintzy. I had to hunt through the entire display to find an echeveria that wasn't beaten to hell and back.

It's interesting that there's so many kinds of aloe that don't look like aloe to me at all! I only have experience with traditional aloe vera, so I expected aloe to have super-plump "leaves" and softer "teeth" than what I'm learning about now. πŸ™‚
I think Seymour is a Christmas Aloe that isn't as sun stressed as the ones you see online. If you expose him to more direct light, in small doses, he will show more red.

Many succulents, which is the family aloe falls into, will change colors when exposed to more sun. As an example you can look up the Ruby Necklace stringing succulent. It is bright green until it gets more sun at which point it turns a lovely deep purple.

When sun stressing your plants you want to do this in small doses so the plant doesn't get sunburn. Start with maybe a half an hour of direct sun every few days and I bet you'll see a difference
Oh my goodness, @kscape, that's exactly what he looks like from the top!! I think you might be right. ❀️

I had no idea there were so many different kinds of aloe!
@BananaHipster Yup! Soooo many Aloes, Cactuses and succulents that looks very similar, but are very different because of slight curvature to the leaves, growth pattern, stem thickness, etc. πŸ₯ΉπŸŒΏ
@BananaHipster I bought the same 3 from Costco. I've been raising mine as a Swordfish Aloe.
Your plant is beautiful and it is definitely a type of aloe. πŸ₯°

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