This small clumping aloe has textured, dark green and light green leaves with raised pink ridges and orange flowers. Its unusual foliage makes a truly unique container plant.
Beautiful rosettes of succulent, toothed, sword shaped green leaves, with yellow spotting, that are flushed with pink; occasionally produces erect racemes of tubular orange flowers; a wonderful garden or container accent
Pink Blush Aloe features dainty racemes of orange tubular flowers rising above the foliage from late winter to early spring. Its succulent sword-like leaves remain bluish-green in color with showy buttery yellow variegation and tinges of pink throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pink Blush Aloe is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its wonderfully bold, coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced garden composition.
Pink Blush Aloe is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Pink Blush Aloe will grow to be about 30 cm (12 inches) tall at maturity extending to 60 cm (24 inches) tall with the flowers, with a spread of 30 cm (12 inches). It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
Pink Blush Aloe is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers.