Aloe 'Christmas Sleigh'
Aloe 'Christmas Sleigh' is a stunning succulent that forms small rosettes of dark green to blue-green leaves with vibrant red teeth along the margins and red bumps down the middle. The rosettes can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter and produce offsets at the base, forming a dense clump with age.
The tubular flowers are salmon-colored and appear on sparingly branched inflorescence in spring.
Aloe 'Christmas Sleigh' is a hybrid created by Kelly Griffin and involves crossing several species over several generations.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloes are very forgiving plants. However, as with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.
These succulents are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. However, in the spring, repot Aloes tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. Use a fast-draining potting mix with one-third sand or pebbles. When repotting a larger plant, dividing the root ball carefully is possible. Some varieties of Aloe will send off offsets that can be potted independently.
Aloe plants need bright light. They can withstand full summer sun once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. It prefers warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a succulent fertilizer in the summer only. Suspend feeding in the winter as the plant goes dormant.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
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