Trade name: Venus™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 5249'
Description: Numerous beautiful large glowing red to white bicoloured flowers follow one another for a long period from early autumn through to mid winter on this medium sized , slow stemming aloe with thinnish green leaves. Suitable for mass plantings, borders or as a pot specimen.
Beautifully structured plant
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
4 per square meter
Red to white bicolour
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
- 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 Venus™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Venus™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 5249'