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Products > Aloe deltoideodonta 'Sparkler'
Aloe deltoideodonta 'Sparkler' - Kelly's Sparkler Aloe

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: Unknown
Aloe deltoideodonta 'Sparkler' A very attractive short squat aloe with rosettes of broad bronze-green leaves that are heavily marked with small white spots and edged with small soft white teeth. Unlike the heavier more terminal orange flowers of the species, this plant has 12 to 18 inch tall few branched inflorescence bearing slender white tipped pink flowers that are well spaced along the stem. Plant in full sun to light shade and give occasional to infrequent irrigation (guessing a bit here). This is a great looking smaller Aloe that would be nice just for its foliage but its unusual colored flowers add to its charm though it really does not appear to be a form of Aloe deltoideodonta, an aloe from southern central Madagascar, so perhaps of hybrid origin. It reportedly originated from Kelly Griffin, who has done some amazing aloe hybrids in recent years but this one was introduced by Rancho Tissue Technologies. It is plant is also sometimes listed as a selection of Aloe imalotensis var. longiracemosa, a closely related aloe from the Troiara Province of Madagascar but it should not be confused with Aloe 'Sparkler' that comes from South African breeder Leo Thamm's Sunbird Aloes which has narrow gray foliage with greenish yellow flower.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Aloe deltoideodonta 'Sparkler'.