Sirius™

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Description

Trade name: Sirius™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO3718'
Description: Great flower production of upright orange flower spikes (up to 5 inflorescences and 14 racemes from a single rosette) appear in late winter from this medium sized shrub with curved green leaves . Like most hybrids it will need a few years to reach maximum flower production. Not suitable in-ground in tropical climates (north Queensland and Northern Territory).

Plant Info

Plant Size

Medium

Habit

Clumping form

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.5m

Width (approx.)

0.5m

Planting Density

3 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Dark green

Flower Colour

Orange

Flowering Period

Late Winter / Spring

Water Requirement

Low

Attracts Wildlife

Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies

Disease Resistance

Highly resistant to pests and disease

Soil Type

Requires very free draining soil, particularly in areas of summer rainfall

Ability to cope with high rainfall

Low, particularly if summer rainfall in open ground (not suitable in ground in tropical climates like North Queensland or NT)

Light Requirement

Full sun

Frost Tolerance

Low

Maintenance

- 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 Sirius™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Sirius™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 3718'.