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Products > Aloe 'Coral Fire'
Aloe 'Coral Fire' - Griffin Coral Fire Hybrid Aloe

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Winter
Parentage: (complex hybrid)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Coral Fire' - A wild looking aloe that forms a cluster of 8 inch wide rosettes with upright 12 inch tall leaves on a short trunk. The leaves are dark green with white dashes on both the upper and lower surfaces and have beautiful coral-colored margins and teeth that darken with age - these teeth are particularly showy when backlit and while they look wicked, are actually soft to the touch. The orange flowers rise just above the foliage in winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and give occasional to infrequent irrigation. Hardy to around 25 F. This is one of the new Kelly Griffin fancy-foliage hybrids that is being sold by Xeric Growers Nursery. As with many of Kelly's hybrids, this plant involves the crossing of several species over a number of generations. Xeric Growers notes the inspiration for the name 'Coral Fire' was that "the terminal spines wave and twist and inspired the name 'Coral Fire' because it gives the appearance that it is undulating in an underwater current." Our plants and images from Xeric Growers Nursery.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated 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 'Coral Fire'.