Aloe pink Blush plants are a versatile and stunning set of plants which belong to the Aloe genus. These plants are a hybrid product of Kelly Griffin, and quite famous for its pink touch.
Many people tend to grow them due to the easy maintenance and attractiveness. Pink blush aloe is a common name of these plants.
So, if you wish to learn how to take care of this beauty and how to propagate it, this article is for you. So, carry on reading!
How do I identify Aloe Pink Blush?
You may identify the Aloe pink Blush from several features. To start off, their leaves are more rigid. They would comprise dark and light green mottling as well.
Their leaf tips would turn pink when they are properly stressed. Further Aloe pink blush leaves consist of flattened teeth too.
They look vibrant in their colors when you grow them in a succulent garden.
The prominent colors of the leaves of the Aloe pink blush plants are dark green and light green. Their leaves tend to take a lance shape and they form in rosette types.
Further their leaves would consist of cream-colored vertical striations too. In terms of the sizes of the plant they would be about 12 inches in height and 12 inches in diameter as well.
Apart from all these features you could identify the pink blush plants from flowering as well. In fact, they would produce blooms in orange.
Those flowers would be tubular shaped and tend to appear on stalks. Their flowering season usually falls from winter to spring.
When it comes to the size of the Aloe Pink Blush, they would rise to 12 inches (30 cm) in height. On the other hand, their diameter would also be about 12 inches (30 cm).
Aloe Pink Blush usually tends to grow in clumps in an upright manner. Further they are a slow growing set of plants.
One look care guide
|Botanical Name||Aloe Pink Blush|
|Common Name||Pink blush aloe|
|Mature Size||12 inches (30 cm) in height / 12 inches (30 cm) in width.|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sunlight to partial sunlight|
|Soil pH||7.0 – 8.5|
|Bloom Time||Winter to spring|
|Hardiness Zones||Hardiness zones 9a-11b|
|Toxicity||Aloe species known to be toxic to pet|
|Average price||USD 15|
How do you take care of Aloe Pink Blush?
Supplying adequate sunlight is crucial when taking care of the pink blush plants well. It will allow them to thrive well and become vibrant in their colors.
If you grow them outdoors, ideally you need to select a bright sunny spot to plant them. Literally it has to be a place where they could gain bright sunlight for at least 6 hours of the day.
They could withstand partial shade for the rest of the day. The exposure to too much intense direct sunlight could harm them.
Having said that, they can tolerate the full sunlight when you acclimate them to such conditions. Unless your plants will be traumatized.
If you grow them indoors, you may place them near a bright sunny windowsill. If you still feel like the plants are lacking enough sunlight, best is to place the plants near an artificial light.
That would fulfil the lighting requirement.
Temperature and humidity
Aloe Pink Blush would prefer to have a temperature range of 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees – 27 degrees Celsius).
Having said that they could survive down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit too. Hence, if you ever come across temperatures below that, you need to immediately shift them indoors.
To do that you need to grow them in a container which you can easily move in and out of the house.
Is it cold hardy?
Aloe Pink Blush are not cold hardy plants. Hence you should make the necessary arrangements to protect them from frost conditions.
Aloe Pink Blush plants fall under hardiness zones 9a-11b ( -6.7 degrees Celsius) (20 degrees Fahrenheit).
Aloe Pink Blush is not dependent on water a lot. Their requirement in water is quite similar to the rest of other succulents.
Further it is very important that you water them properly which will consequently help them to thrive well and stay healthy.
Do not ever leave them in waterlogged conditions. For that ensure you are growing them in a pot which has sufficient draining holes and in a soil mix which has a good drainage as well.
Always keep the plants under your observation to see if you could spot any signs of overwatering.
It would be ideal if you could practice the soak and dry method when watering them. That means you need to first soak the plant with water and then let them dry before you water them again.
Soil Requirement Type / pH
It is essential to have a pH around 7.0 – 8.5( Acid – neutral ). in the soil mix when you are growing the Aloe Pink Blush plants. Apart from that, it is crucial that your soil mix has good drainage as well.
Unless excess water will remain in the soil and will lead to root rot. Root rot could be so dangerous since it could even make the plant die.
That is why it is crucial to grow them in a well-draining soil mix so that excess water will not remain in the pot.
Flowering and Fragrance
When it comes to flowering of these plants, they usually produce flowers in orange. Further their flowering season would fall in winter to spring.
In terms of the shapes of the flowers, they would be tubular shaped. Further you could spot them forming on the stalks. Those blooms carry an inflorescence as well.
Pot size Potting and Repotting
You may grow these plants ideally in terracotta pots. They should consist of sufficient draining holes as well.
When you chose the terracotta pots to grow them, it would make sure that the excess moisture dries faster.
If you wish to report them, you could do it particularly if you spot they have ceased the growth or if they have outgrown the pot.
Further it is highly recommended to repot them once you freshly purchased them from the stores. Best time to conduct repotting would be spring.
To start off you have to first take out the plant from its pot once their soil is dry.
Get ready with a proper pot which you have added to a potting medium with one third of sand. Instead, you may use pebbles as well.
After that, fill the pot with the right soil mix partially. Now get rid of the older soil of the plant. Have a closer look whether your plant is healthy and whether there are any rotten parts of the plants.
if there are any get rid of them as well. You may now plant it in the soil mix and keep on adding soil until the plant stays stable. You could compress the soil to see whether the plant stays firm in the pot.
Ideally you have to grow it in the same depth in which it was initially grown. Skip watering them for about one week’s time so that you could avoid any potential root rot.
After that you may water them as aforesaid.
Where to Plant
It is vital that you grow them in strong sunlight. As such if you wish to plant it in a garden, plant them in a place where they can get full sunlight to partial sunlight.
In addition to that, you need to grow them in a warm condition. They could survive well outdoors if you live in USDA hardiness zones 9a-11b.
If you live in colder areas, I recommend growing them as houseplants. When you grow them indoors, you need to be extra careful in providing adequate light for them though.
Apart from that, always go ahead with a pot which is explained above.
Fertilizer and time of year
Aloe Pink Blush plants are not heavily dependent on fertilizers. As such you may consider feeding them only during their actively growing season so that the growth of the plant will be benefited from that.
Do not apply fertilizers when they are dormant.
Aloe ‘Pink Blush’ plants are winter dormant plants.
Other plants Pairs Well With
Aloe pink blush would grow well with Agave.
Can be toxic to pets
Aloes in general are mildly toxic for pets. So it is better to keep your pets away from this plant.
Common bugs and illnesses
Root rot is a common issue that these plants would suffer. Over-watering causes this condition. In addition to that, they may encounter bacterial and fungal diseases as well.
As such the faults you do in watering mainly cause these conditions. In addition to that there could be bugs such as mealybugs and aphids which are attractive towards Aloe ‘Pink Blush’ plants.
Moreover, if you expose these plants for intense summer conditions it could create sunburns in the plants.
To overcome these issues, best is to conduct constant check ups on your plants so that you could identify if there are any early indications of any disease of the plants.
In addition to that, practice proper watering methods so that you will not end up over watering them.
Special Care tips
Basically, you need to make sure that you are practicing the following steps when taking care of them.
- Expose them to full sunlight so that it would allow them to be vibrant in their colors.
- Grow them in a soil medium which has good drainage and a good air circulation as well.
- Water them only when their soil is dry and avoid over watering them at any given point of time.
- Protect these plants from frost conditions.
How to propagate Aloe ‘Pink Blush’?
Propagation by leaves
- First you should obtain a healthy leaf from the Aloe pink blush plants. When you take off leaves ensure they are healthy.
- Avoid using damaged or injured leaves as then you cannot rely on the success of the propagation.
- Further, make sure you are taking off the entire leaf from the plant without leaving any part of it remaining on the stem.
- You could simply twist the leaves when you remove them from the mother plant.
- So, once you take off the leaves, place them in a dry place where they can wither for a few days and only after that place them in a soil medium.
- When you spot the soil is dry, you could lightly water them.
Propagation by Cuttings
- If you wish to propagate the Aloe pink blush plants by using cuttings, you simply have to snip a leaf from a mother plant.
- You may use clean, sharp sterilized tools such as a knife or a pair of scissors to make the cutting.
- Once you cut them, allow them to be callous for a few days.
- Just like in the leaf propagation method, you could place them in a well-draining soil mix and water them when their soil is dry.
Propagation by Offsets
- You should stay patient until these plants produce offsets first. When they do, you could use scissors or a knife and remove the offset from the mother plant.
- Once you take it off, clean the older soil around the roots and leave them in a dry place where they can become callous for a few days and only then plant them in a soil medium.
Aloe ‘Pink Blush’ plant benefits
Aloe pink blush plants could be great picks as perfect houseplants. You could grow them in cute looking pots.
Further, they are useful to grow in rock gardens as well. Not only that but also, you may consider growing them as ground covers along with Agaves and the rest of other succulents.
Aloe Pink blush are tropical plants and if you live in colder areas, I urge you to grow them as indoor plants.
They usually form lance shaped leaves which form into rosette types. Further they would produce offsets whilst forming a massing clump.
When you let them go through, they would turn their leaf edges into pink. In addition to that, they produce eye-catching flowers.
Before winding this up, I hope now you are well aware and confident in handling the Aloe pink blush plants.
You simply need to practice the right care treatments and they will flourish and reward you with fabulous plants in return.