Albino aloes, a rare species in nature, are thriving despite the odds.HaoHa

This is a variegata of Aloe nobilis. Puppies of every color are constantly sprouting from her foundation. There is a wide range of variegation patterns, from albino* to nearly full green. In direct sunlight, the light to dark green striping frequently turns reddish-brown.

* “Albino” refers to plants in this context that have extremely little chlorophyll.
I wanted to know if the albino forms could live alone. I took out three albino and one standard pup that were about the same size, and I put them in the half-day sun. A few months following their removal, this picture shows the four puppies. In comparison to the albinos, the standard form has doubled in size and started to give birth to puppies.

These four pups were taken out and replanted in the same pot by me more recently. They stand for a greater diversity of expression. There is one instance that is nearly all white. Interested to see if it makes it.

Unlike the others, this pup adopted the mother plant’s reddish-stress colors and had minor variegation.

Only this group and its green sister survived the first group. The other two died and became brown. The browning of the leaf margins is the same issue that this plant is showing. So far, plants in the second group have managed to live. Regardless of the ratio of green to white, all except the whitest plants fared extremely well. Some plants have green stripes that have thickened, but the all-white leaves are weaker and more light-sensitive since they have never established new striping. They do not fare well in bright, full shade, but they cannot withstand much direct sunlight. They appear to thrive in patches of shade mixed with early morning direct sunlight. I’m still playing around with exposure.

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