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Products > Aloe 'Fairy Pink'
Aloe 'Fairy Pink' - Fairy Pink Sunbird Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pinkish White
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Aloe 'Fairy Pink' - A small stemless clumping aloe that grows to nearly 1 foot tall in upright rosettes of 8-inch-long pale green leaves that have a soft serrated leaf edge. In late summer through fall into winter (if mild) appear the sparingly branched inflorescences rising 12 to 18 inches above the leaves with delicate white flowers that have buds tipped in green and are lightly blushed apricot-pink at the base, especially on older flowers.

Plant in a well-drained soil in full, filtered sun or part shade but flowering best with bright light. Water occasionally spring through fall. This aloe is not reported to be very cold hardy and should be protected from frost though we had a stock plant tolerate a few frost nights around 31 F without damage. A great little plant for a potted specimen or used in the landscape in a protected site with a well-drained soil so great in a raised bed or mound and when happy can produce a very impressive floral display.

Aloe 'Fairy Pink' comes from the breeding program of Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes in Johannesburg, South Africa. This program was first introduced into the US in 2012 and also included the other very nice aloe cultivars Aloe 'Erik the Red', Moonglow ['LEO 3151A'], Scarlet Rockets ['LEO 3711'] and 'Topaz' ['LEO 4120']. 

This information about Aloe 'Fairy Pink' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.