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Products > Aloe Safari Orange ['ANDora'] PP28,003
Aloe Safari Orange ['ANDora'] PP28,003 - Safari Orange Aloe

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Synonyms: [A.'Orange Delight']
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe Safari Orange ['ANDora'] PP28,003 (Safari Orange Aloe) - A very attractive midsized clustering aloe with foliage to about 3 feet tall spreading slightly wider with gray green upwardly inclined leaves that curve outwards near the tips. In late fall through winter appear the many 2 foot long unbranched inflorescences with stunning bright orange narrow flowers that are darkest in bud and lighten as they open from the bottom of the inflorescence upwards. Plant in full sun to light shade in a fairly well drained soil and though a drought tolerant plants it can also tolerate more frequent irrigation. Hardy to around 23 F for short durations. A beautiful flowering plant for use as a showy specimen plant in the garden or as large container plant. It is very resistant and possibly immune to damage from aloe mite with 8 years of testing for this in South Africa. It is larger but a bit slower growing than the other aloes in the Safari Series, Safari Sunrise and Safari Rose. This plant comes from the breeding program of Quinton Bean and Andy de Wet at their 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 plant is called 'Orange Delight' in South African and was first released in the US in spring 2014 by Ball Horticulture as part of its Safari Aloe Series. It received US Plant Patent PP28,003 on May 9, 2017 using the cultivar name' ANDora', an abbreviation of "Andy's Orange". Photos courtesy of Ball Horticulture and Quinton Bean.  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 Safari Orange ['ANDora'] PP28,003.