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Aloe 'Jenny Lind' - Hybrid Fan Aloe
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Kumara disticha hybrid]
Parentage: (Aloe plicatilis hybrid)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Jenny Lind' - A low clustering aloe with rosettes of flat stout triangular shaped 1 foot long gray-green leaves with small flexible yellow teeth and in late winter into spring arise the 18 inch tall erect and few branched inflorescence bearing slightly spaced out orange-red tubular buds with green tips; flowers open a pale orange with slightly flared yellow and green petals. This is a hybrid of Aloe plicatilis the cultural requirements should be similar with the plant growing best in the sun, but away from the hottest afternoon sun in inland situations and watered occasionally during summer months. Has proven hardy to 25 F but possibly hardier than the 23 F that its parent can go down to. This plant was selected in 2010 from our seedlings of Fan Aloe, Aloe plicatilis, which were grown from seed from boxed specimen plants in our nursery. With many other aloes blooming around the same time as these plants, we really have no idea what the other parent is though some guesses have been Aloe vera and Aloe brevifolia. The flower tube is shorter and opens up a bit more than typical Aloe plicatilis. Since it has recently been proposed that the the fan aloe be put in its own genus as Kumara disticha, this plant would be an intergeneric hybrid. The name we applied to this cultivar comes the Jenny Lind, a hand held fan with broad petal shaped leaves that was named for the stage name of famous Swedish singer Johanna Maria Lind (1820-1887) and introduced to America by that consummate showman, P.T. Barnum. San Marcos Growers first introduced this plant to the horticultural trade in 2014.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Jenny Lind'.
 
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