Venus™

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Venus - The Goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility and prosperity

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Description

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.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Medium

Habit

Beautifully structured plant

Suitability for potting

Yes

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

0.6m

Width (approx.)

0.5m

Planting Density

4 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green

Flower Colour

Red to white bicolour

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

This cultivar is widely available in commercial quantities across Australia for large landscape projects

Legal notes:

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'