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At what intervals does the aloe plant give flowers?

  • Posted on April 23, 2012 at 8:05 am

At what intervals does the aloe plant give flowers?
I have had a sapling of a aloe plant for 2 years…
I’ve heard they give flower once every 14 years… is that true?

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Answer by bravozulu
I think someone is confusing them with century plants or agaves which are a very similar looking plant.

Agaves also have a common name of American aloe.
“…Common names include century plant, maguey (in Mexico), or American aloe (it is not, however, closely related to the genus Aloe). The name “century plant” refers to the long time the plant takes to flower. The number of years before flowering occurs depends on the vigor of the individual plant, the richness of the soil and the climate; during these years the plant is storing in its fleshy leaves the nourishment required for the effort of flowering.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agaves

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