Trade name: Bottlebrush™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 1463'
Description: The flowers on Bottlebrush are extremely decorative with yellow buds opening slowly in late winter so as to reveal striking orange stamens that “glow” and resemble a bottlebrush. These amazing flowers tower above the statuesque 2.5m+ tree comprising of a dominant single trunk and one or more terminal rosettes of large chunky sword shaped green leaves.
Tree aloe with sword shaped leaves
Suitability for potting
Yes - Only very large containers
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
1 per square meter
Low but plant will benefit from water in very dry climate, particularly in summer.
Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies
Highly resistant to pests and disease
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
- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)
The trademark Bottlebrush™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Bottlebrush™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 1463'