One of my recent posts was on distichous plants, in which I showed this photo of one of my favourite aloes, suprafoliata.
It is one of my prized plants having managed to track down a mature plant which are rare in the UK (plus I got it for a bargain price which is always good). Anyway I have been in Stockholm for a week and got back to find this:
I am sad and puzzled in equal parts as I can not figure out what has happened. It looks like cold damage, but is inside. It has not been watered and the soil is totally dry. I have basically treated the same way as I have for the last two winters.
Whatever the reason the whole plant has rotted and beyond saving. I will obviously replace it, but doubt I will find one this large and will most likely have to start from one in its juvenile form. I have never lost a prized plant before and it is not a feeling I want to go through again. If it was prized before it will be even better looked after next time!