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Products > Aloe Safari Sunrise ['X5'] PP23,267
Aloe Safari Sunrise ['X5'] PP23,267 - Safari Sunrise Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange & Pink
Bloomtime: Summer/Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe Porcupine, A. Ball-115]
Height: 1 foot
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe Safari Sunrise ['X5'] PP23,267 (Safari Sunrise Aloe) - A very attractive compact aloe that is fast growing to 8 to 10 inches tall and spreads outwards from basal suckers. It has upright medium green colored leaves that have lighter colored soft teeth and mostly unbranched inflorescences bearing striking large bi-colored flowers that are deep rose pink in bud opening to a greenish cream color from the bottom of the inflorescence upwards with flowering beginning in late summer and extending into mid-winter with a peak in fall. Plant in full sun in a fairly well drained soil and irrigate regularly to occasionally. Hardy to around 21 F. A fast growing plant that suckers from the base and flowers over a very long period, making it a great candidate for a showy large scale groundcover or an accent plant in the garden or as container specimen. Aloe 'X5' was the result of a breeding program started in 1973 by Andy De Wet at his nursery in Linbro Park, Republic of South Africa. The goal of the program was to make selections of hybrid Aloe with desirable horticultural characteristics to include improved vigor, flowering ability, and disease resistance. This selection, made in 2006 by Andy De Wet and Quinton Bean from the results of crossing two complex hybrids, was chosen for being a short compact plant that exhibited a vigorous growth rate and with an abundance of flowers on strong erect inflorescences. It was first released in South Africa in 2012 by De Wet Plant Breeders using the marketing name Aloe Porcupine. It received Plant Breeders Rights (PT 6607) in June 2013 and US Plant Patent 23,267 in December 2012 and was first released in the US in spring 2014 by Ball Horticulture as part of its Safari Aloe Series. Photos courtesy of Ball Horticulture.  The information about Aloe Safari Sunrise ['X5'] PP23,267 displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.