Laser Show™

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Description

Trade name: Laser Show™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 5072'
Description: Boasting record holding flowering qualities, this medium sized stemless sun perennial is capable of producing up to 300 individual tightly clustered blood red flower heads (racemes) carried on up to 7 separate branches from mid winter through to spring. Laser Show™ in full flower is a stunning sight. Can be planted enmasse or as a feature plant

Plant Info

Plant Size

Medium

Habit

Single stemming

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.4m

Width (approx.)

0.4m

Planting Density

3 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green but turns red in winter - leaf tip dieback is normal

Flower Colour

Blood 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

Resistant to pests and disease but need to watch for aphids during hot periods with no rain

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

Low

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 Laser Show™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Laser Show™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 5072'