Bumble Bee™

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Description

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

Plant Info

Plant Size

Small

Habit

Neatly structured ball shaped plant with pointed green leaves bearing white warty soft spines. Able to clump

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.2m

Width (approx.)

0.2m

Planting Density

6 to 8 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Dark green with white spines

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

Medium

Light Requirement

Full sun

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 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'