Question about my aloe vera plant

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  1. blktalon3

    blktalon3 New Seed

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    IMG_2165.JPG We've had the plant for a while but this is the first time it's done this. There's a long shoot or something coming out of the top. This is normal I take it. Should I just let it go?
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    It is blooming. A mature, well established plant growing in the right conditions will possibly bloom once a year.
    Pat yourself on the back, you have been giving it what it needs.
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Yes, it's going to bloom. It looks perfect! Keep doing whatever you've been doing!

    IDK what species it is, but it's not A. vera. There are around 500 species of Aloe, and some plants from other genera can be quite similar looking, like Gasteria.
     
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    blktalon3 New Seed

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    Thanks guys:) Hey Purple yeah I said aloe vera but that was an assumption on my part. I didn't even know there were that many.:)
     
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    waretrop Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    It's a partidge breast aloe - Aloe variegata . Blooms are natural and very nice....congrats
     
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    blktalon3 New Seed

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    Thanks Waretrop!
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Islandlife Young Pine

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    WOW - have never had one of those flower for me. Gorgeous!
     
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    owlowl189 New Seed

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    Sudden sprout! I have never seen such a thing !!
    mythdhr
     
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    Amazing!
     

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