Trade name: Bumblebee™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO6658'
Description: Tall elegant red flower spires appear in winter above the compact decorative ornamental ball shaped plant comprising of short pointed dark green leaves with white warty soft spines
Neatly structured ball shaped plant with pointed green leaves bearing white warty soft spines. Able to clump
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
6 to 8 per square meter
Dark green with white spines
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)
This cultivar is widely available in commercial quantities across Australia for large landscape projects
The trademark Bumble Bee™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Bumble Bee™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 6658'