The Safari Rose Aloe from the Southern Living Plant Collection is a new reblooming aloe that’s sure to ignite your landscape with color! It creates fantastic bloom spikes with numerous bright rose-pink blossoms. Furthermore, it has an extended bloom period that lasts from early summer and through winter! It’s one of the most prolific bloomers you can plant in your landscape.
The Safari Rose Aloe produces the classic aloe foliage everyone expects from aloe plants. They sprout thick evergreen foliage straps with soft teeth along the edge. Moreover, this foliage is attractive green with blue-grey hues mixed in.
The Safari Rose Aloe has a naturally clumping habit and is, and maxes out at 1-1.5′ H x 3.5′ W. Once well established in your landscape, this easy care variety won’t require much maintenance or attention.
Gardeners in dry areas should give this Aloe a shot, due to its notably water-wise and drought tolerant nature. It’s also ideal for Xeriscape gardens. In addition, the Safari Rose Aloe is also fantastic for Southern gardens due to its heat tolerance.
Use it in rock gardens, mass plantings, or as a ground cover plant. Otherwise, plant the Safari Rose Aloe in a container. This also allows you to move it indoors to protect it from hard freezes.
Safari Rose Aloe Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 9-11. However, there is a simple solution for gardeners in Zones 8 and below: Plant the Safari Rose Aloe in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter. Place it in a sunny window and return it outside once the threat of frost passes in the spring.
Requires Full Sun to Partial Sun for best results.
The Safari Rose Aloe grows best in sandy or rocky soil with fast drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot.
Water 1-2 times per week during the first growing season if planted in the ground. However, water 2-3 times per week if planted in a container.
Aloe plants don’t need much fertilizer to thrive. However, apply a liquid houseplant fertilizer in spring to ensure that it has all of the nutrients it needs to grow and bloom.
Safari Rose Aloe Spacing Recommendations
Plant your Safari Rose Aloe ~2 feet apart for a seamless planting. Space them 4+ feet apart for gaps between clumps.