Ruby Blaze™

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Ruby Blaze - Merrily blazing fire

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Description

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.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Medium

Habit

Slow stemming with shoot formation as a mature plant

Suitability for potting

No

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

1.5m

Width (approx.)

1m

Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Dark Green

Flower Colour

Ruby Red

Flowering Period

Winter, Autumn

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

There is limited availability of this rare aloe cultivar nationally
Please contact the Aloe-Aloe farm directly to source it at nursery@aloe-aloe.com.au

Legal notes:

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'