• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Summer through winter, with peak bloom from fall to mid-winter.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:AL-oh
    Plant type:Cactus/Succulent
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 1 to 1½ ft tall, 3½ ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer through winter, with peak bloom from fall to mid-winter.
    Flower color:Orange
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Patent 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    '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