Trade name: Southern Cross
Botanical name: Aloe 'Southern Cross'
Description: Compact yellow flower clusters open simultaneously in mid winter giving an incredible display of pale yellow Suitable for garden beds or in a large pot.
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
2 per square meter
Grey leaves with prominent red decorative edge
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
Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagation material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994