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Fibonacci Spirals

Spiral Aloe

Sunflowers and nautilus shells exhibit a geometric spiral that is found in many cacti and succulents. I thought you might enjoy some examples. Isn’t nature amazing?

Aloe polyphylla, also known as Spiral Aloe

This is Aloe polyphylla, the spiral aloe. Next, some cacti.

Sempervivum arachnoideum, cactus spiral

Sempervivum arachnoideum, cactus spiral

Sempervivum arachnoideum, cactus spiral

These are Sempervivum arachnoideum (cobweb houseleeks).

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This is a Medusa euphorbia.

Medusa euphorbia

And another mammillaria. If the spiral form of its spines wasn’t lovely enough, it’s beautifully in bloom. Have you noticed Fibonacci spirals in your own plants or garden? Do look for them. You may be surprised at how common they are.

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Debra Lee Baldwin, Garden Photojournalist, Author and Succulent Expert

Debra Lee Baldwin, Garden Photojournalist, Author and Succulent Expert

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