Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blooming Aloe

This aloe species* is the most common african succulent plant around here, allways blooming in winter.

* There are more than 400.

23 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait une fleur avec des petits sapins de noël, elle est très belle.
it looks like a flower with small Christmas trees, it is very beautiful.

tr3nta said...

and very well captured... just get back from vacation.... bom 2009

Lois said...

Beautiful color to brighten up a winter day!

Tanya said...

It's beautiful, I've never seen one in bloom before. My mom always kept a jar of fresh aloe for sunburns/burns...I don't see it much here. Love the building behind it too :)

willow said...

Stunning! I love the contrast with the gorgeous pink building behind.

Marie-Noyale said...

Here,In the Hispanic neighborhoods you can buy the leaves,and use the liquid to smooth your skin and the hair,but I had never seen the flowers
A big splash of red in mid January..I take it!!!

Walker said...

Nice capture, great color.

Babzy said...

just gorgeous flowers !

Hilda said...

I didn't even realize that aloe has blooms — they're gorgeous! That color is amazing.

Julie said...

Same here: I have never seen an aloe bloom and did not realise that they did! This is a particularly well shaped example. Lovely colours to the blooms.

nobu said...

Beautiful!!
I have seen aloe in bloom at first time.
I had thought it as just health plant.

april said...

So it must be warm or rather warm all the time in your town. Wonderful. I'm so fed up with winter.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful plant with wonderful red flowers. I love it.

Peter said...

Lucky man to live where you live! (Will you travel soon again?)

Marc said...

Great to have beautiful flowers like this blooming in the midst of winter.

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Love those! Look like Knifophia but its an Aloe - very interesting.

gogouci said...

Stunning red blooms.

humanobserver said...

Beautiful...strange shape...

Nancy said...

What a grand specimen. I love this plant. We have them in Southern California and they are in bloom as well.

Saretta said...

Wow, that red on pink is spectacular!

valeria said...

Spectacular!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I had no idea until recently that there were so many different types of aloe and that many have beautiful blooms. Funny how when you discover something it seems to pop up again and again ... this is the third time in as many weeks.

Boise Diva said...

We have a similar plant around here that blooms in early spring, they call it a fire cracker.