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Aloidendron ramosissimum formerly known as Aloe ramosissma.  This seemed to have a nice growth spurt after I purchased it last winter, and has again picked up as we are in winter again.  When I came across this in a 1 gallon, I just couldn't resist adding it as a container plant to my garden.  I think this will remain manageable as a container plant unlike many of its much larger cousins in the Aloidendron genus.  If you are growing this species, please share photos of what mine will eventually grow into.   It was some much larger specimens that made me jump on the opportunity to get this little one.

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Tracy
2 minutes ago, Tracy said:

 

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Oops... I meant to tag these as the bottom photo from 4/2/2018 and the top photo from 1/23/2019... about 10 months apart.  Share your photos and growth experience with this species.

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Silas_Sancona

Not my own,  but some fine specimens regardless. Think i have pictures of some bigger ones somewhere.. Been admiring this one more lately as well.

Desert Botanical Garden specimens, still have 'em tagged as  Aloe:

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Josue Diaz

Very nice specimens! I have been tempted to try this species but am always worried I'll kill them with summer water. 

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Tracy
7 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

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5 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

I have been tempted to try this species but am always worried I'll kill them with summer water.

Lovely pots and beautiful specimens Nathan, thank you for sharing those.  Josue, if you don't put it in the ground, it should be easier to avoid overwatering.  I don't have mine hooked to drip, so just occasionally hand water it during summer.  This winter my drip has been off so long now, so everything is thriving on the abnormal amount of rain we are receiving.  You also have more heat than I do in the summer which will help you.  Give it a try!

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Palm Tree Jim

Tracy,

Looks like at some point, you will need a bigger pot!

 

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Silas_Sancona
1 hour ago, Tracy said:

 

Lovely pots and beautiful specimens Nathan, thank you for sharing those.  Josue, if you don't put it in the ground, it should be easier to avoid overwatering.  I don't have mine hooked to drip, so just occasionally hand water it during summer.  This winter my drip has been off so long now, so everything is thriving on the abnormal amount of rain we are receiving.  You also have more heat than I do in the summer which will help you.  Give it a try!

Thanks Tracy..

Agree.. A pretty easy Aloe compared to some others. Doesn't get too big, and always looks great. 

In the ground, at least here, these require only occasional summer water ( and bright shade to look their best / avoid possible sun damage). I'd suspect they'd survive on about the same watering schedule ( maybe just a soaking once or twice all summer ) during the summer out there. Only possible issues one might have in regards to a plant staying too wet ( if planted in the ground) would be if it were planted in heavy,  stays-too-wet clay, and / or surrounded by an organic mulch.. Those potential factors are easy to adjust.. or, like Tracy mentioned, keep them in pots.  Contemplating finding a pair myself soon.. 

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Josue Diaz

Isn't this species considered by some to be a form of A. dichotoma? I was surprised to find a large dichotoma at a local public garden so maybe they're not as touchy as I thought. 

 

Blooming right now in Fresno.

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Silas_Sancona
1 hour ago, Josue Diaz said:

Isn't this species considered by some to be a form of A. dichotoma? I was surprised to find a large dichotoma at a local public garden so maybe they're not as touchy as I thought. 

 

Blooming right now in Fresno.

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Have also heard A. ramosissimum is supposedly a much smaller variant of dichotoma. I myslef would consider it it's own separate species but that's just me..  
Leaf-length /arrangement, even in young A. dichoto specimens, have a different look. A. ramosissimum look "pygmy-sized" from the start, imo.. Thinking dichotoma doesn't (normally) start branching until at least a couple meters tall as well, but not certain that is fact. 

As far as dichotoma itself, from all the plants i have seen, seems to be an easy grower as long as it gets "essentially  no / barely any summer water / planted in well drained, essentially rocky soil"  That said,  does well, even through our summers once big enough to handle our brand of *full summer sun* . Have heard starting small plants out in shade, and let them grow into the sun though, at least here..  

A. pillansi can be more of a challenge, or so i have seen written in description repeatedly. Found a small one once, accidentally over watered it that winter.

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Tracy
4 hours ago, Josue Diaz said:

Isn't this species considered by some to be a form of A. dichotoma?

 

2 hours ago, Silas_Sancona said:

A. pillansi can be more of a challenge, or so i have seen written in description repeatedly

Josue, I have read the same somewhere as well about some considering A ramosissimum being a form, but enough must disagree that it has it's own species name.  I've been wanting to try A pillansii for a long time.  I have a spot in mind as well where it would be isolated and I shouldn't have to worry about it getting wet feet as there is no irrigation near the spot.  Last time I was up  visiting George Sparkman I was admiring the ones he has.    He also has a few medium size A. ramosissimum, bigger than mine but not as big as the ones Nathan posted from DBG.  He was showing me the subtle differences between the ones he has although they are all the same age and same original source as I recall (seed I think). The A pillansii are on his price list, but the A ramosissimum are not   http://www.cycads-n-palms.com/otherplants.htm .

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LoamWolf

One of my favorites! We have a few around the yard. This is are largest one, and has really taken off since putting it in the ground. No blooms yet though. 

A. ramosissium on the right, and a form our A. dichotoma on the left. 

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LJG
On 2/1/2019 at 10:09 PM, Silas_Sancona said:

Not my own,  but some fine specimens regardless. Think i have pictures of some bigger ones somewhere.. Been admiring this one more lately as well.

Desert Botanical Garden specimens, still have 'em tagged as  Aloe:

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Nice to see Mark Muradian pots over there. Great potter. I have a few of his in my garden. 

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Tracy

A nice big specimen at the San Diego Zoo!  Africa Rocks!!!

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