I was sent this plant labeled 'Aloe kilifiensis'. I looked up some pictures, and didn't seem to find anything even remotely similar. In my eyes it looks more like to Gasteraloe 'Green Gold'.

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Can anyone give me a positive identification?

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    Looks more like Gasteraloe to me too - the only place I can find a mention of Aloe kilifiensis is on Ebay; any images concentrate on the brown flowers and not the leaves. As its Ebay, and I can't find that name anywhere else, I'd disregard the name, its hardly a reliable source, Ebay
    – Bamboo
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:52
  • @Bamboo I saw A. kilifiensis listed in Wikipedia, Dave's Garden, and other websites. But all The pictures seem to closer resemble A. zebrina, than the plant I have
    – J. Musser
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 16:57
  • You did better than me then - my search didn't offer Daves or Wikipedia...
    – Bamboo
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 17:41

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The seller ID was wrong. This is an intergeneric hybrid between Gasteria and Aloe. I think this is x Gasteraloe 'Green Gold'

Aloe kilifiensis has a very different form, as a low, wide rosette. It has a wider, longer leaf and is a more robust plant, as well as being considered 'stemless'.


I saw that this looks just like the pictures on the internet. Why don't you think this is what the label states? Surely you've seen this site, yes? aloe kilifiensis images

  • I am not seeing the resemblance. Kilifiensis is flat, spiny, stemless, with long flat leaves and spotted like A. maculata. What I have has short, fat leaves with small, closely spaced spines, is quickly growing a stem, and the leaves are very short (2-3" about). They just don't look alike, even considering possible environmental differences.
    – J. Musser
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 20:20
  • I am looking at the picture you sent and you are saying it doesn't look like all those images? A stem? So that those leaves are on a pedestal? Interesting. How about another newer picture? Glad to hear from you...you must be crazy busy now, right?
    – stormy
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 20:27
  • Here you go
    – J. Musser
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 21:06

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