Safari Sunrise Aloe
Safari Sunrise Aloe
Aloe x 'X5' Plant Patent #23,267Item #42862 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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A compact, heat and drought tolerant, repeat blooming aloe with big, showy spikes of two-toned orange-pink and cream flower clusters reminiscent of a sunrise. Succulent green leaves with soft teeth form an upright, spreading clump. A perfect carefree rock garden accent. Stunning when massed as large-scale groundcover. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing clumps reach 1 to 1½ ft. tall, 3½ ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:AL-ohPlant type:Cactus/SucculentDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing clumps reach 1 to 1½ ft. tall, 3½ ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer through winter, with peak bloom from fall to mid-winter.Flower color:OrangePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsIce Plant (Delosperma); Yarrow (Achillea); Sedum (Sedum); Yucca (Yucca); Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
- CareCare InformationProvide lean, loose, sandy or rocky, fast-draining soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system; drought tolerant once established. Water periodically in hot weather for best appearance; avoid excess water during cooler winter months. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring. Fertilize sparingly.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Aloe 'X5' was first released in South Africa in 2012 by De Wet Plant Breeders using the marketing name Porcupine. This remarkable Aloe is the result of a cross of two unnamed, complex hybrid aloes, which occurred within a breeding program started in 1973 by Andy Dewet at his nursery in Linbro Park, Republic of South Africa. From the progeny, this selection, 'X5', was made in 2006 by Andy Dewet and Quinton Bean, chosen for its short, compact form with vigorous growing habit and abundant flowers on strong, upright inflorescens. It was first released in the U.S. by Ball Horticulture in 2014, having received U.S. Plant Patent #23,267 in December, 2012. This Aloe is one of several now sold under the Safari Aloe series, marketed by Star Roses and Plants.