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
Neatly structured ball shaped bluish grey plant
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
6-8 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
Resistant to pests and disease but need to watch for aphids during hot periods with no rain
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
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'