Trade name: Echidna®
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO6562A'
Description: In winter beautiful pasted red to cream bicoloured flowers adorn this grey green stemless ball-shaped perennial who’s size and form resemble that of the Echidna, Australia’s egg laying mammal. This wonderful little aloe hybrid has pointed leaves which are covered in prominent but soft and safe , white warty spines.
Stemless ball shaped plants with soft safe white warty spines
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
5 per square meter
Pastel red to cream bicolour
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
Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagation material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 ™ The trademark Echidna® is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘ Echidna®’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 3562A'