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Products > Aloe 'Delta Lights'
Aloe 'Delta Lights' - Delta Lights Aloe

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Parentage: (Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Delta Lights' is a stunning brightly-variegated plant that grows to 18 inches tall by about 2 feet wide with leaves that are 3 inches wide at the base and taper gently towards the tips. They are dark green in color but so heavily marked with a pale greenish-cream color, that the leaf looks to be all this color with zigzagging green horizontal bands. Mature plants blooms over a long period with dark reddish orange flowers rising on a delicate branched inflorescence from fall through spring. Aloe 'Delta Lights', first released in 2011, is an Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid created by Kelly Griffin when he was at Rancho Soledad Nursery - the name is a reference to the parent plant, Aloe deltoideodonta, which comes from southern central Madagascar. We are still trying to get a feel for how best to grow this plant and while we have it in full sun in our nursery think that full morning sun might be the best in hotter inland gardens to bring out the great color but not burn the leaves. The species is very tough and tolerates full sun and occasional irrigation and is hardy to around 25 F - time will tell on this new hybrid. Should prove to be a great plant for containers or in the ground in the garden. The image courtesy of Rancho Tissue Technologies.  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Aloe 'Delta Lights'.