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Echidna - Australias favourite marsupial

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Trade name: Echidna®
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO6562A' 
Description: In winter beautiful pasted red to cream bicoloured flowers adorn this grey green stemless ball-shaped perennial who’s size and form resemble that of the Echidna, Australia’s egg laying mammal. This wonderful little aloe hybrid has pointed leaves which are covered in prominent but soft and safe , white warty spines.

Plant Info

Plant Size



Stemless ball shaped plants with soft safe white warty spines

Suitability for potting


Height (approx. excluding flowers)


Width (approx.)


Planting Density

5 per square meter

Foliage Colour

Grey green

Flower Colour

Pastel red to cream 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

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 Echidna® is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘ Echidna®’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 3562A'