Trade name: Outback Orange™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 8542'
Description: Masses of orange flowers appear in winter on this very large hybrid aloe which contains a wonderful chunky leaf structure.One of the all time greats in flower production Suitable as a feature plant
Slow stemming with chunky leaves
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
1 per square meter
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 Outback Orange™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Outback Orange™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8542'