Mountain Gem™

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Description

Trade name: Mountain Gem™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 3319'
Description: Pastel red to cream bicoloured flowers appear in mid winter on this very decorative small ball shaped aloe comprising of blue-grey leaves with white spines. Best grown as a pot specimen but can be planted in beds if the position is well protected and the soil is very free draining. Requires high levels of light and heat for good flowering

Plant Info

Plant Size

Small

Habit

Neatly structured ball shaped bluish grey plant

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.2m

Width (approx.)

0.2m

Planting Density

6-8 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Grey

Flower Colour

Pastel red to cream bicolour

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

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 Mountain Gem™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Mountain Gem™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 3319'