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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.

Plant Info

Plant Size



Neat compact aloe suitable for growing in a pot

Suitability for potting


Height (approx. excluding flowers)


Width (approx.)


Planting Density

5 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Green with lumpy leaves

Flower Colour

Red buds and orange-yellow open flowers

Flowering Period


Water Requirement

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

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)
- If plant clumps, dividing will encourage flowering

Purchase Info

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.


Legal notes:

™ 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'