Outback Orange™

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Description

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

Plant Info

Plant Size

Large

Habit

Slow stemming with chunky leaves

Suitability for potting

No

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

1m

Width (approx.)

1.3m

Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green

Flower Colour

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

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 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'