Off-topic: Aloe

Shawn Pollard
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 06:45:04 PDT

In these here parts Aloe dichotoma gows and blooms during the winter, thus the need for a frostless environment, and then shuts down for the summer, during which time extreme heat and humidity can be fatal.  It's a cool season grower like many bulbs.  If you're going to put it outside during an Indiana summer, how humid is it?  My in-laws say August is beastly out there.

Shawn Pollard
Yuma, AZ

From: J.E. Shields <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 6:30:51 AM
Subject: [pbs] Off-topic: Aloe

I have some nice, healthy seedlings of Aloe dichotoma coming along nicely 
in a community pot.  When should I transplant/repot these?  Bulbs 
transplant best, usually, when they are just about ready to come out of 
dormancy.  These Aloe plants will be grown dry over winter in the 
greenhouse, so should I wait until spring before disturbing them?


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