Erik the Red™

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Description

Trade name: Erik the Red™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 2291B' PBR
Description: Tree aloe that produces blood red flowers on tall stem in winter. It displays prominent (but soft and not dangerous) spines on its long large leaves. Perfect for small gardens because of its narrow form

Plant Info

Plant Size

Large

Habit

Tall quick growing & narrow

Suitability for potting

Yes - Only large containers

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

2m

Width (approx.)

0.8m

Planting Density

2 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

- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)

Purchase Info

Legal notes:

 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 Erik the Red™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Erik the Red™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 2291B'