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Aloe 'Chico Banana' - Banana Aloe
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: Garden Origin
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Year-round
Parentage: [Aloe harlana x A. peckii]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Chico Banana' - A small suckering aloe to 12 to 18 inches tall with rosettes of upright deep green leaves generously decorated with white dashes and seemingly year round production of clear yellow flowers held a foot above the foliage on unbranched inflorescences. Plant in full sun in a well drained soil and give occasional irrigation. Hardy to 20-25 F. This plant is a hybrid that was created by aloe hybridizer Kelly Griffin when he was working at Rancho Soledad Nursery and was the result of crossing the Ethiopian Aloe harlana as the seed parent with the pollen parent Aloe peckii, a small aloe that comes from the Al Madu Mountain Range in Northern Somalia. It came to us from Aloe hybridizer and enthusiast Brent Wigand with a cultivar name he had given it that use the proprietary and universally recognized trademarked name 'Chiquita ® Banana', so we have renamed it 'Chico Banana' so not to infringe on a trademarked name. We also grow another somewhat similar aloe called Aloe 'Verity Nice' that also involves Aloe peckii  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Chico Banana'.