Tusker™

posted in: plants | 0

Image Gallery

Description

Trade name: Tusker™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 6074"
Description: Beautiful ivory coloured spires of tubular flowers adorn this special large single stemmed tree aloe in early winter. Effectively a "white" flowering Aloe ferox hybrid. Suitable as a feature plant in gardens

Plant Info

Plant Size

Extra Large

Habit

Forms thick trunk

Suitability for potting

No

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

1.8m

Width (approx.)

1m

Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green

Flower Colour

Ivory

Flowering Period

Autumn, 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

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 Tusker™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Tusker™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 6074'