After getting an ID for an Aloe plant (variegata- thanks Clint…) that caught my eye in the Cactus and other Succulents forum, I decided to go to Lowe’s to see if they had any. They didn’t, but I ended up buying two Aloe zanzibarica.
Anyway on my way from the outdoor area to the register inside, I stopped at the “indoor plant” area. After a little searching, I found a tray that had a couple CPs (mainly Neps and VFTs). All the VFTs were flowering and looked in really bad condition (as expected…), but then I saw one that was really green, so I took a closer look. It seems that there was more than one plant growing in the pot. The pot was full of traps.
To make a long story short, I rescued it and an hour later I began to transplant them to a bigger pot. There were FOUR individual rhizomes in the pot, each one making numerous healthy traps. What a bonus! All the ones I have bought and seen at HomeDepot, Osh, Wal-Mart, etc. only had 1 plant. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this type of occurrence more common than I think it is?