Southern Cross PBR

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Description

Trade name: Southern Cross PBR
Botanical name: Aloe 'Southern Cross' PBR
Description: Compact yellow flower clusters open simultaneously in mid winter giving an incredible display of pale yellow Suitable for garden beds or in a large pot.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Medium

Habit

Clumping shrub

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.8m

Width (approx.)

0.6m

Planting Density

2 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Grey leaves with prominent red decorative edge

Flower Colour

Yellow

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:

 Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagation material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994