Trade name: Sparkler™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 6140'
Description: This wonderful little sun perennial has a long flower season through autumn and winter. Each plant bears multiple unique candle like flowers. The greenish flower buds which gradually turn white as the open, revealing bright yellow filaments with bright orange anthers that seem to jump from the flowers like sparks.
Slow clumping groundcover with short stem
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
4 per square meter
Longish green leaves
Autumn, Winter, Spring
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
Full sun to part shade
- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)
This cultivar is widely available in commercial quantities across Australia for large landscape projects
The trademark Sparkler™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Sparkler™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 6140'