Saturn™

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Description

Trade name: Saturn™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 8544'
Description: The flowers of this amazing hybrid aloe are initially red but change to yellow as they open toigether displaying an incredible bi-colour combination in late winter. This very large slow stemming aloe has interesting thick dark green leaves. It is suitable for landscape use or as a feature plant in a garden.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Extra Large

Habit

Slow stemming forms shoots

Suitability for potting

No

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

1.5m

Width (approx.)

1.3m

Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Dark green chunky leaves with large margin

Flower Colour

Red to yellow bicolour

Flowering Period

Winter, Spring

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

Medium

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

Legal notes:

The trademark Saturn™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Saturn™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8544'