Aloe x ‘Pink Blush’
I bought this plant in 2014, but don’t remember where I bought it. The label just said Aloe ‘Pink’ so I decided I would go ahead and say it is ‘Pink Blush’ (a Kelly Griffin) even though I am not 100% sure? What other “pink” hybrids are on the market anyway? Well, let me see… There is ‘Pickled Pink’. Most of the photos and information of “pink” Aloe online are of and about ‘Pink Blush’. I have mentioned many times that I don’t care for the color pink, but I will admit, this is one really nice looking Aloe.
Zones: 9a-11 (20-40° F)
Size: 8-12” tall x 8-12” wide
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Needs a good well-draining soil with additional grit and perlite.
Water: Normal watering during the growing period in the spring and autumn months and sparingly during the winter.
Propagation: From offsets
As with all Aloe, they need a well-draining soil. When grown in pots, they need a soil that absorbs and drains quickly. Even though they are drought tolerant and require little water if grown in the ground, pot growing is somewhat different. Aloe are summer dormant which means most of their growth occurs in early spring through early summer and again in late summer through fall.
During their growing period, they should be watered on a regular basis if there was no rain. Even though Aloe are dormant during the hotter months of the summer, I still went over them each time I watered my potted plants. I water my Aloe very sparingly during the winter while inside.
Although Aloe may be tolerant of cold down to 20-25° F, that doesn’t mean they like it. I always move my plants inside when temps start dropping to about 40 degrees. Aloe prefer warmer temperatures just like most of us. Frost will scar their leaves.
Many Aloe collectors grow their plants in full sun but I prefer morning sun and light shade the rest of the day. In Mississippi, they received a good amount of sun until about noon when they were shaded by the huge magnolia tree and the mansion the rest of the day. Here is much different. They get a little morning sun and the rest of the day they have light shade from being under an old Chinese Elm. As summer progresses and the beetles chew on the leaves of the tree, more light shines through. It works out pretty well even though I don’t care for the beetles.
I gave up my Aloe x ‘Pink Blush’ and most of my other plants soon after the above photo was taken. I am rebuilding my collection so maybe someday I will find another Aloe x ‘Pink Blush.
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