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Aloe 'Tingtinkie'
Working on getting this plant out in the field but it is not yet available listing for information only! 

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow & Orange
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Parentage: (Aloe bakeri hybrid?)
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Tingtinkie' A small hybrid aloe that forms a mound of 12 inch wide rosettes bearing 7 inch long slender green slightly recurved leaves with evenly space teeth along their margins. Through much of the year appear the upright inflorescences to 18 inches tall, that are quite sturdy given the relatively diminutive habit of the plant, and bear a large terminal cluster of flowers that are a dark coral pink in bud and open to a cream color tipped with green. The buds are at first erect then horizontal with the flowers opening from the bottom up holding themselves downward - very showy! Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently. This plant forms a cheery cluster of foliage and seems to be in bloom much of the year. We first saw this plant growing at Ganna Walska Lotusland in 2006 simply tagged "Aloe sp. 2006-024". Lotusland's accession records indicated that the plant came to them from Abbey Gardens Nursery as a Cynthia Giddy hybrid aloe (AbG 75-220) - Cynthia Giddy was a well-known South African conservationist, horticulturist who maintained Umlaas Nursery in Natal, South Africa. We also grow the very popular aloes, Aloe 'Cynthia Giddy' and Aloe 'Rooikappie' that came from this nursery. In 2015 The Huntington Botanic Garden released this plant through their International Succulent Introduction (ISI) program as Aloe 'Tingtinkie' (ISI 2015-18) (HBG 32505), confirming it was a Cynthia Giddy hybrid that came from her Umlaas Aloe Nursery in 1973, with speculation that it likely involved Aloe bakeri crossed with some other larger flowering aloe (possibly A. cryptopoda) and that the name was thought to be a term of endearment for a "dinky thing", in reference to the dwarf stature of the plant in comparison to its relatively large flowers. We do have a comparison plant from the ISI release but our plants in production are all from plants won at auction the Lotusland Exception Plant Auction 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 'Tingtinkie'.