So that sad looking Aloe Polyphylla I bought this spring has indeed survived and dare I say it thrived. The rather ominous spots of rot did not hurt the crown but simply left paper thin brown spots in the middle of some of the leaves. I even think I can see that it will spiral to the right. Only thing is that the slugs LOVE this plant. I keep on removing the bastards from in between the leaves (sometimes I need to use tweezers). Unfortunately this has left quite a big wound .
The Aloe Plicatilis is growing at a remarkable rate, especially the tissue culture one. Just compare it to this picture from a couple of months ago. The roots are coming out of the bottom of the pot. I want to encourage this fast growth and I'm guessing there are still enough growing months to give them a larger pot.
They are a little bit loose in their new pots so I have to offer them some support. Unfortunately during re potting I damaged one of the leaves. I think these still have a lot of growing left in them.