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

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
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. 

This information about Aloe deltoideodonta 'Sparkler' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.