Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Favourite offset of the week: x gastroaloe 'Flo'

The first offset for any new plant is always exciting.  It doesn't matter if the parent is prolific, there is always the worry that you have one that will not offset.  This gasteria x aloe cross is a case in point, a swap from a friend whose plant produces loads of offsets. Sadly I do not know the parentage of x gastroaloe 'Flo', not sure if anyone does. Please let me know if you do.

I prefer these crosses to pure gasterias, partly due to the size and partly for the colour. Looking at the plant the other day I found this poking out from the lowest leaves.

Hopefully this is the first of many.