- Small, rich green succulent that looks to be in the Aloe genus...
Small, rich green succulent that looks to be in the Aloe genus...
My initial guess is "Aloe aristata".
From the pictures you can see that it has uniform small white nodules on the exterior face of the leaves. The edges of the leaves are not serrated/toothed and the spine at the end point of each leaf is firm but not strictly rigid. The pot, including all three sprouts, is approx. 3 in. in diameter and at the tallest point they are approx. 3-4 in. tall.
I rescued the plant from a sad existence next to its friends in fading fluorescent lights and lack of watering in the clearance isle of Walmart's garden department. After a little TLC, some direct sunlight for a few days and some water with a hint of liquid fertilizer (miracle grow for small/indoor plants), it has developed a nice deep green and the new up-shoots from the apical center of the plant are growing fast. I have had some training in botany during the course of my biology degree, but I am really more of microbiologist :).
I would really like to know the scientific name of my little plant if you all could so kindly share any of your knowledge please. I guess its the biologist in me...thank you in advance for your help.
P.S. On the opposite side of the Plant Info tag, there were two rows of numbers and letters. Just in case they are useful, I will provide them below.