It's a basic potting mix with perlite and gravel added. I'd guess it's 5:2:1. The plants were outside in full sun all summer and got watered erratically. I left them there until it was down to about 5 at night before I brought them in.
Glad the seeds are doing well. They are from Little Cobbs Pond in Gander. I was back there at Christmas this year and went for a run out to the location. Lots of purp stalks in the air, but few still had seed in them.
Hi Morphman - I realize this is a bit old, but if you are still interested... Very few Aloe species have any fragrance at all. There are some exceptions, though not all of them are easy to cultivate, or particularly common.
One that has nicely aromatic flowers is Aloe modesta. It has a very short bloom season, not very showy flowers, grows at elevation in eastern South Africa, and is threatened. It would be a lot of effort and expense to source responsibly acquired material, but it's an interesting grass aloe, and it's fragrance makes it of note within the genus.
-Alex Director of Conservation, Research & Education International Carnivorous Plant Society
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5