Trade name: Harlequin™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO6580'
Description: One of the most striking of the ‘small compact’ Aloe-Aloe® cultivars made available to gardeners and plant lovers to date. Harlequin, the comical character is known for showing off its patches of unusual and contrasting colours. Aloe hybrid ‘LEO 6580’ Harlequin™ does the same and produces spectacular flowers of a rather unusual colour combination – red buds and orange-yellow open flowers. The flower-to-plant ratio is excellent, meaning that you get a lot of flowers for the size of the plant. Harlequin™ is able to be grown as a container specimen or in-ground as long as the soil is very free draining. Harlequin™ requires good sunlight for optimum flowering and flower colour.
Neat compact aloe suitable for growing in a pot
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
5 per square meter
Green with lumpy leaves
Red buds and orange-yellow open flowers
Low, but plant will benefit from water in a very dry climate, particularly in summer. Able to cope with lots of water from extended periods of high rainfall
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
- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- If plant clumps, dividing will encourage flowering
This cultivar is available in commercial quantities on a wholesale basis from The Aloe-Aloe Farm and is also available through the on-line nurseries Garden Express and Scyppan Green. See online nurseries.
™ The trademark Harlequin™️ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Harlequin™️" is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 6580'