Big Red™

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Description

Trade name:  Big Red™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 0002'
Description: Multiple flower heads are produced in midwinter with each head containing a wonderful display of rich red flower clusters. This large tall stemming hybrid is also capable of branching and forming a shrub. It is a very neat and clean plant. Suitable for landscape use or as a feature plant in any garden

Plant Info

Plant Size

Large

Habit

Single stemming, chunky leaves

Suitability for potting

Yes - Only very large containers

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

1.8m

Width (approx.)

1m

Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green

Flower Colour

Red

Flowering Period

Winter

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

High

Light Requirement

Full sun

Frost Tolerance

Medium

Maintenance

- A newly planted Big Red™ may need to be staked when first planted to prevent it falling over.
- 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 Big Red™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Big Red™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 0002'