succulent with white tubelike flowers
(Quezon City, Philippines)
It is about 1 foot tall. It has leaves at the bottom that cluster together at a 45 degree angle and tall leaves at the top. It has tubelike white flowers. A photo is attached.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Lourdes, there are several possibilities for your plant.
Based on the type of leaves, I'm leaning most towards some type of Aloe, but without better pictures of the leaf edge, and the way they attach to the stem, it's hard to say.
Many Aloe have tubular flowers in exactly this configuration, a long stem with the flowers coming out of it in all directions, but in many cases, they will be pink, red or orange, rather than white with faint pink blush as this one shows.
That will help you identify it more exactly, as that's not a common characteristic.
The longer leaves at the top are probably more due to better nutrition and watering than the older parts of the plant got while they were developing.
This is pretty typical if you buy a plant that is struggling, or hasn't had an optimum situation, and then you put it in better growing conditions.
If there are sharp spines at the tip of each leaf, then what you have is most likely Agave stricta, although to my knowledge, they rarely bloom as houseplants - you must have exactly the right conditions!
Good luck with your plant!
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