This is Gasteria. I’m not sure if it’s also called a snake plant. It might be related to the aloe. It produces a long stalk with tube like flowers that attract the hummers.Please remember to use the PicLens which enlarges the details of the photos.
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On May 9, 2011 at 11:43 AM
Quite unusual. I am glad the hummingbirds like it. I think it is very interesting and wondered where it is native to….IOW, is this something that can be grown here? Is it native to this part of the world?
Miriam Admin Reply:May 9th, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Gloria, here is some info on Gasteria. http://www.cssainc.org/index.php?Itemid=212&id=217&option=com_content&task=view
On May 9, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Love the little flowers. When I got mine I was told it was a aloe. Never did check it out though. However, whatever it is, it is a very nice plant.
On May 9, 2011 at 8:15 AM
It’s definitely an aloe. I have two large plants growing in my yard here in Florida (Gulf Coast) and in bloom now. Pretty dramatic plant.If you really want an unusual plant that’s easy to grow, try a ‘yesterday, today and tomorrow’ plant. They are shrub-like here. Each of the flowers change colors 3 times in their blooming cycle. Fantastic!
On May 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM