Trade name: Saturn™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 8544'
Description: The flowers of this amazing hybrid aloe are initially red but change to yellow as they open toigether displaying an incredible bi-colour combination in late winter. This very large slow stemming aloe has interesting thick dark green leaves. It is suitable for landscape use or as a feature plant in a garden.
Slow stemming forms shoots
Suitability for potting
Height (approx. excluding flowers)
1 per square meter
Dark green chunky leaves with large margin
Red to yellow bicolour
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
The trademark Saturn™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Saturn™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8544'