Gemini PBR

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Description

 

Trade name: Gemini
Botanical name: Aloe 'Gemini' 
Description: Masses of long lasting pale orange flowers in early winter. This tough little hybrid aloe produces a ball shaped plant with decorative foliage that forms an intriguing spiral as it matures. Suitable for mass plantings, borders or as a pot specimen.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Small

Habit

Slow clumping groundcover

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.3m

Width (approx.)

0.2m

Planting Density

6 to 8 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green

Flower Colour

Apricot / pale orange

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 to part shade

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