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Trade name: Big Red™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 0002'
Description: Multiple flower heads are produced in midwinter with each head containing a wonderful display of rich red flower clusters. This large tall stemming hybrid is also capable of branching and forming a shrub. It is a very neat and clean plant. Suitable for landscape use or as a feature plant in any garden
Single stemming, chunky leaves
Suitability for potting
Yes - Only very large containers
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
1 per square meter
Low but plant will benefit from water in very dry climate, particularly in summer.
Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies
Highly resistant to pests and disease
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
- A newly planted Big Red™ may need to be staked when first planted to prevent it falling over.
- 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 Big Red™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Big Red™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 0002'