Safari Orange Aloe
Safari Orange Aloe
Aloe x 'ANDora' Plant Patent #28,003Item #42791 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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This compact, repeat blooming aloe keeps the color coming with big, showy spikes of brilliant orange flower clusters. Succulent green leaves with soft teeth form an upright, spreading clump. Heat and drought tolerant, a perfect carefree rock garden accent. Stunning when massed as large-scale groundcover. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 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:Reaches 1 to 1½ ft tall, 3½ ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage 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.Design IdeasPlant en masse to create a showy, large scale, textural ground cover. Juxtapose a single specimen or three with large boulders or garden sculpture. Use in small groups to accent a rock or gravel garden. Plant in a straight line along a walkway or wall to create symmetry and a contemporary feel. Feature a pair in matching containers to accent a water-wise entry or patio.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 months. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring. Fertilize sparingly.Light Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:'ANDora' is a unique cultivar, a small clustering aloe with light greyish-green colored foliage and vigorous upright-compact growth habit reaching one foot tall, slowly clustering wider from its base. Its inflorescence reaches up to 18 inches above the foliage, with bright reddish-pink colored flowers that are larger in comparison to other aloes and are sterile so produce no seed. This cultivar is the result of a controlled breeding program started by Andy de Wet in 1973, at his nursery in Linbro Park, Republic of South Africa. The purpose of this program was to develop hybrid Aloe plants with desirable characteristics such as improved vigor, flowering ability, and disease resistance. 'ANDora' was selected in July 2007 as a single plant from a group of seedlings derived from a cross between complex hybrids. Through lengthy trials, it has remained true to type and free of aloe mite and aloe black spot, which disfigures many aloes. First released in the U.S. in 2014, it received U.S. Plant Patent #28,002 May 20