posted in: plants | 0
Bottlebrush - Abundance, laughter and joy

Image Gallery


Trade name:  Bottlebrush™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 1463'
Description: The flowers on Bottlebrush are extremely decorative with yellow buds opening slowly in late winter so as to reveal striking orange stamens that “glow” and resemble a bottlebrush. These amazing flowers tower above the statuesque 2.5m+ tree comprising of a dominant single trunk and one or more terminal rosettes of large chunky sword shaped green leaves.

Plant Info

Plant Size



Tree aloe with sword shaped leaves

Suitability for potting

Yes - Only very large containers

Height (approx. excluding flowers)


Width (approx.)


Planting Density

1 per square meter

Foliage Colour


Flower Colour

Yellow-orange bicolour

Flowering Period


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

There is limited availability of this rare aloe cultivar nationally
Please contact the Aloe-Aloe farm directly to source it at [email protected]

Legal notes:

The trademark Bottlebrush™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Bottlebrush™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 1463'