Welcome to the new Spiky Obsession game show "Pamper or Freeze". The rules are very simple you will be shown two plants that take up roughly the same amount of space. One will be brought in and pampered over winter. The other left to struggle in the cold. But which is which, the decision is yours.
So lets bring out our first contestants, both from South Africa where it is a little warmer than the UK.
So there you have them, both spectacular plants worth a place in any collection. Sadly only one can secure that precious place inside this winter, but which will it be? The decision is yours.
Without further ado lets bring out our next contestants this time from South America, so please welcome agave chazzaroi and agave bovicornuta
So I guess the question is do you like your agaves with or without teeth. Again only one can make it through, the other will have to take its chances out in the cold. The choice is yours.
Remember you have to vote to ensure your favourite gets the pampering they all deserve.
Now time for the designer plants, the so called lookers of the succulent world and it is back to the aloes with aloe firebird (which i suspect is actually aloe lizard lips) and aloe snowflake.
There they are the models of the aloe world. Who can deny that they are beautiful plants, but do you prefer green with white specks or white with green specks?
Time our last contestants of the week are less well known aloes, but no less special. Sticking with the miniatures it is aloe lavender beauty and aloe spinosissima variegata
So there you have them our last contestants in this weeks show. The choice is subtle colour or subtle variegation.
Right the lines are now open, lets recap over your choices:
Aloe speciosa or aloe plicatilis
Agave charazoi or agave bovicornuta
Aloe firebird (lizard lips) or aloe snowflake
Aloe lavender beauty or aloe spinosissima variegata
Remember you are selecting one plant from each pair purely based on which one you like best. So which ones would save?
Now the legal bit: no plants were hurt in the making of this reality show.