Good morning and welcome back to Kirk Stone. Botanica, just a very quick overview today of the small ALO collection. I’ve been interested in others for a long, long time now, certainly over 30 years, so I just thought we’d have a look through some of the newer additions to the ALO family here at Kirk Stone. So we’ve got the smallest Alo that I personally know of. If anybody doesn’t know of a smaller species and please do tell me. This is a loja war. Theo Woody’s named Obviously because it resembles a huar. Thea, which it does very, very small plant with leaves about an inch long and clustering freely, so it makes a lovely, disorganized mound very, very quickly. I can just see there’s a new flower spike just forming on one side and some younger plants Whether you call them daughters as I prefer to you or I know in America, They sometimes call them pups. So there is a loja war. Theo, Woody’s now behind there. Keeping company. We have a very quickly recovering aloe hybrid, So an American hybrid called Cleopatra, which we’ve had in the greenhouse now for about two weeks and is recovering fantastically from its transatlantic flight. So you can see those wonderful pinky Red edgings those teeth on the side of the leave and those spots, which are not only white as you might find in aloe vera Gato, aloha. Sabrina, but are actually centred, sometimes with pink, so like a white varicose finish to the epidermis, but with a pink centre almost as if Cleopatra is wearing makeup and then a species are though low chestnut-brown spines on this gorgeous aloe bloomie, I so quite an unusual shade of green fern aloe, almost an olive green, but with these wonderful brown spines on the edge behind that, we have another fabulous new American hybrid. This is aloe. Christmas sleigh. The Christmas sleigh has really the most vivid ready orange. Vermillion is probably a better word spines, absolutely covering the edges of the leaves, so they look like dangerous leaf and mouths and next to that’s a wonderful species. Aldo, which is also clumping very nicely And this is aloe. Alfonsina now! This really is a beautiful plant. It’s got brownish green edgings to the leaves, a rich lime green epidermis going around the plant, but with those lovely, squat, thick, succulent leaves, and as you can see, also branching sideways very nicely, we have four or five daughter offsets then another smaller aloe, which is a belied by its name. So this is aloe humorless, one of the smaller, growing aloes and a very distinctive bluey green color. So hello. Hugh Melissa’s got much more erect leaves and some of the other plants behind aloe humorless. We have another new hybrid, which has just arrived. This is a hybrid called. Franco, so it hasn’t quite recovered yet a bit of a strange-looking plant because it has this tendency for the leaf edges to actually roll together. I don’t know if you can see on that back leaf there. But it actually is almost forming a complete tube, almost like a Sansevieria as the leaves close up into a tube, then another natural hybrid. This is a hybrid between a low rahi eye, which is one of the plants, which has been used in the parentage program of lots of these new aloes because of its small size and distinctive color, named, of course for that bromeliad and cactus and succulents expert of early years. Verna Rao, So Alo Rao, he I? This is hybridized with a larger, stronger growing species, a low Somalian sis from Somalia Now that can be a plant which can be quite sensitive on its own roots and certainly in our considerably on warm climes here in the northeast of the UK raw. Somalian Sis is quite a difficult plant to grow at our temperatures, but the hybrid is much more robust and similarly, although it is not a descendant of Somalian sis. This is the hybrid allo. Summer Lentz summer lens very distinctive because of the large amounts of white in the leaves now behind summer lens. We have another species, allo. This is a low bakery or big bakery. I longer leaved form. The leaves up to about five and a half to six inches, the majority round about four inches to five, But this is a low bakery now as a plant here, which is very controversial. I think as many people try to buy a low score, OSA and a low score. Oh, sir, is actually quite a rare plant, but we will show you it in a minute and there’ll be a separate video discussing the a low score. OSA allowed Juvenal controversy now. This more erect form here forming five column, five pentamerous leaf formation column, So the leaves are in five rows looking down on the plans like a star, a starfish. This is definitely a low Giovanna, and if you look at the ends of the leaves, they’re more or less concave. The the whole structure of the leaf curves inwards towards the plant. Now we’ll show you a low score. OSA in a minute and as you can see, the distinguishing finger is a slightly different shade of green, but with a low score OSA. The leaves curl outwards. Now this is another attempt to buy hollow squirrels and it was yet another a load, Ravenna, that arrived now. This very large plant behind very peculiar plant is actually not another, but it looks like an aloe. It’s the size of an aloe, but it is, in fact, a wall. Thea pentagonal looking amazingly, like aloe. Bravo Folia. But this is definitely a war. Thea pentagonal The five-tiered a wall Thea. It’s in this section Because it has similar cultural requirements and also because it fits in terms of visual appeal. It looks as if it fits in this collection, another fantastic aloe hybrid. This is aloe cosmo, very dark, Strong thick leaves and very wide leaves up to about two and a half three inches wide at the base and with these fantastic pearly white cubicles or raised spots all over the surface of the plant. Absolutely gorgeous plant, then an old favorite probably seen on an awful lot, a window sill, Certainly in in our country. This is aloe. Vera Garter, a very common plant. But still, one of my favorites strongly marked lovely white spots dark green Center. Easy to look after and quite Frost Hardy down to about almost freezing temperature. The leaves very distinctly arranged in three rows. The Partridge breasted aloe. Funny name really is still one of my favorites. Now, behind that plant. You can just see looking through now. Clamoring for attention is the plant. I was talking about now as you can see. The leaves are recurved to the leaves curl back towards the ground, and the leaves are also longer and a different shade of green and this is the genuine species a low score. Oh, sir, as I did say earlier. There will be a video comparing these two plants and how Alice Carosa in cultivation is quite rare. And aloe. Giovanna is very common and a low score. OSA is often missed described. And when you order it, you’ll find out its allergy Venner. That comes then another one of my favorites, and I think lots of people’s favorite odd. Oh, this is a low, Melena. Cancer subspecies are in Asia. Now, personally, I would rather keep with other separate species. It has quite a different morphology, different structure completely to a low Melena cancer, so it might look like a miniature relative, but it’s a different plant. Different conditions, Different growth, habits and different coloration really is gorgeous white plant and, unlike say added layer of rupture pedalo more echeverria, the coloration is actually deep within the epidermis. It’s not far in Asias. It’s not a powder on the plant. It actually is actually within the plant itself very strong, blocky brown tips, contrasting with that almost snowy white green skin, although Erin Asia, beautiful, beautiful plant and finally another plant with its leaves in five rows. Now this is a new plant to me, and we had a repotting video and it also featured in an unboxing now. I’d seen photographs of this plant, but when it came, it was even more beautiful than I’d seen it now. This is a hybrid between gas, tyria. Costera, Immaculata and Aloha Very Agartha. And this is the hybrid gaster, aloe tika Zieler and of recent arrivals. It really is one of my favorite plants, gorgeous. Thick wide leaves very strongly spotted with white’s lime, green, edging teeth margins leaves strongly arrayed in those five rows of pentamerous structure and that would be the last of these smaller lows that we feature today, So Gaster aloe a hybrid between the genus cast area and the genus aloe so an intergeneric hybrid between those two. So I’ll just zoom out and have a quick look at the thirty or so small ellos that are in the collection, and, of course, over time, we’ll be adding more videos about the aloe collection to the curbstone. Botanica site. And as each new plant arrives, it will either feature in an unboxing or if part of the large order as one of our whole exposes, but it certainly will be talking about it. Individual pictures will appear on Instagram and Facebook. So if you’re an aloe file like me and keep tuned, please, like, please follow and please subscribe bye for now And by for the ALOE family, bye bye, Everybody and Happy. Growing .