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Recently recieved this plant. I think it's doing well, it's growing and is flowering. If anyone knows what it is called or has any advice on how to care for it I'd really appreciate it as I'm lost and don't want to kill it. All I was told is it's a succulent? I'm not even sure that's accurate though... OH and would it be okay if put outside? thanks..!

New to all this, please help.. (21/11/2012)New to all this, please help.. (21/11/2012)New to all this, please help.. (21/11/2012)

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  • Posted: Wed. 21st November 2012 08:51

Re: New to all this, please help..

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

Is it an aloe vera? if it is then you have to keep it on the dry side, treat it like a succulent, the gel is used for burns.

  • Posted: Wed. 21st November 2012 14:59

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Reply from Nick

Awesome, thanks heaps!

  • Posted: Wed. 21st November 2012 23:47

Re: New to all this, please help..

Reply from Veronique

It looks like an aloe vera plant. Very hard to kill any succulent really. They survive deserts after all. It is easy to take a piece and transplant it into a pot (or two or more) and keep some in a greenhouse, some in the bathroom etc and monitor them all to see their reactions to different environments.

Good luck. Check the web out for tips.

  • Posted: Wed. 21st November 2012 15:36

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Reply from Nick

Wow, thank you so much. I feel better now :)

  • Posted: Wed. 21st November 2012 23:49

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Reply from Kathy C

HI, Nick,
I don't think it is Aloe - key indicator is the horizontal banding on the leaves. More likely, it is a cultivar of Haworthia fasciata - which has similar care instructions to Aloe. LOTS of sun, on the dry side, outdoors in summer is fine.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Sun. 25th November 2012 17:30