Trade name: Winter Bells™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 8521A
Description: Dainty plant with narrow dark green leaves with a reddish edge and bearing masses of pendulous ivory coloured bell-shaped flowers on a single inflorescence for up to 6 months in autumn and winter.
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
4 - 6 per square meter
Dark green with dominant red decorative edge
Old ivory (bicolour)
Summer, Autumn, Winter
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 Winter Bells™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Winter Bells™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8521A'