Aries™

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Description

Trade name:  Aries™
Botanical name:  Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 4134'
Description: The striking short spotted leaves with a stunning decorative edge make this little aloe hybrid special. This aloe is grown more for its leaf form than flowers as the pink flowers that change to creamy white when open are not significant. However one advantage is that they have no set flower period and open at different times in spring, summer, autumn and winter. A bed of these aloes is therefore likely to have some flowers throughout the year. Suitable as a trailing plant over rockeries, retaining walls, hanging baskets or as a pot specimen.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Small

Habit

Slow stemming,clumping with trailing form

Suitability for potting

Yes, great trailing form

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.12m

Width (approx.)

0.3m

Planting Density

4 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green - Striking short leaves with spots and soft decorative edge

Flower Colour

Pink to cream bicolour but flowers not significant

Flowering Period

When ready- Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Water Requirement

Low but plant will benefit from water in very dry climate, particularly in summer.

Attracts Wildlife

Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies

Disease Resistance

Highly resistant to pests and disease

Soil Type

Most soil types as long as free draining but rich soil preferred. If clay soils must raise plant so water drains away

Ability to cope with high rainfall

Medium

Light Requirement

Full sun to part shade

Frost Tolerance

Medium

Maintenance

- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)

Purchase Info

Legal notes:

The trademark Aries™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Aries™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 4234'