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By Grey
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... How lovely are your... broad-succulenty-leaves.

I moved home recently and don't really have any Christmas decorations, I'm also not great at decorating Christmas trees so thought I'd get a small plant that I can care for long-term that I can wrap some lights around or something just to make the room a bit festive (ironically, I'm not much one for Christmas so this is a step forward for me!).

I was wondering if anyone here might know that species it is as I want to ensure that I care for it properly. It reminds me a lot of an aloe but I don't want to assume, so any help would be greatly appreciated! I lost access to a decent camera when I moved so took some photos of it with my phone before I wrapped some tiny LED lights around it.

Thank you!
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By boarderlib
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I can't help with the ID other than to say it does look like aloe, but since I'm not into succulents (I have a variation of jade) I would just dust over my opinion on that.

I really just wanted to say sometimes to get something back that we lost, it's easier to take baby steps. So kudos to you for that step!

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By evenwind
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Looks like an Aloe to me, too. But I'm out of practice. If no one else here can help you, I'd suggest the friendly folks at CactiGuide...
By Earthy
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Joined:  Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:58 pm
it's an Aloe plant. one way to find out for sure is to break off a small portion and see if there's gel inside. if so then Aloe it is. but it looks like mine lol...
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