Trade name: Ruby Blaze™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 8552'
Description: This amazing slow stemming and long flowering sun perennial bears many upright bright red flower buds with dark tips which create a cloud of glowing red over the plant. Each rosette of a mature plant can carry up to 6 strongly branched inflorescences (standing up to 120cm high). These develop simultaneously and each of these can carrying more than 30 flower clusters which means a single plant can bear more than 150 separate flower clusters (each up to 15cm tall)- amazing flower power and highly recommended for gardens and landscaping.
Slow stemming with shoot formation as a mature plant
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)
The trademark Ruby Blaze™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Ruby Blaze™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8552'