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Aloe "Delta Lights" is a cultivar of Aloe vera, a popular succulent known for its medicinal and ornamental qualities. Here are care instructions specifically tailored for Aloe "Delta Lights":

1. Light: Aloe "Delta Lights" thrives in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially morning sunlight or filtered sunlight throughout the day. However, prolonged exposure to intense, hot afternoon sun can cause the leaves to burn. Indoors, place your plant near a south or west-facing window where it can receive several hours of sunlight daily.

2. Temperature: Aloe "Delta Lights" prefers moderate temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C) during the day. It can tolerate higher temperatures but may need protection from extreme heat and cold drafts.

3. Watering: Water Aloe "Delta Lights" thoroughly when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. Allow excess water to drain away completely, as Aloe plants are susceptible to root rot if kept too wet. In winter, reduce watering frequency as the plant's growth slows down.

4. Soil: Plant Aloe "Delta Lights" in a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. You can also mix regular potting soil with perlite or sand to improve drainage. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

5. Humidity: Aloe plants are adapted to dry conditions and do well in average indoor humidity levels. They do not require misting or additional humidity unless you live in a very dry climate.

6. Fertilizing: Feed Aloe "Delta Lights" lightly with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during fall and winter when the plant is resting.

7. Potting: Repot Aloe "Delta Lights" every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its pot. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage and refresh the potting mix.

8. Pruning: Remove any dead or dried leaves by cutting them off at the base of the plant. Regular pruning helps maintain the plant's appearance and health.

9. Propagation: Aloe "Delta Lights" can be propagated easily from offsets (pups) that grow around the base of the mature plant. Carefully separate the offsets and plant them in their own pots with well-draining soil.

10. Pests and Diseases: Aloe plants are generally resistant to pests and diseases if provided with proper care. However, watch for common succulent pests like mealybugs or aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By following these care instructions, you can enjoy growing and caring for Aloe "Delta Lights" as a beautiful and resilient addition to your succulent collection or indoor garden.

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The nursery helps fulfill an ever-present local need for high quality, drought-tolerant California native and Mediterranean plants and succulents.  Growing Works is based on a thriving and sustainable business model where plant sales, job training services, and donations from supporters contribute to its success.

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