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Capricorn - From the constellation of Capricornus

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Trade name:  Capricorn™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 4538'
Description: Spectacular red flowers, becoming white when open, provide a stunning bi-colour floral display in early winter. This large tall stemming aloe hybrid would be a feature plant in any garden and is particularly suitable for landscape applications.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Extra Large


Single stemming tree aloe

Suitability for potting

Yes - Only very large containers

Height (approx. excluding flowers)


Width (approx.)


Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Grey green

Flower Colour

Red to white bicolour

Flowering Period

Autumn, Winter

Water Requirement

Low but plant will benefit from water in very dry climate, particularly in summer.

Attracts Wildlife

Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies

Disease Resistance

Highly resistant to pests and disease

Soil Type

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


Light Requirement

Full sun

Frost Tolerance



- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)

Purchase Info

This cultivar is widely available in commercial quantities across Australia for large landscape projects

Legal notes:

 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 ™ The trademark Capricorn™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Capricorn™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 4538'