Little Lemon™

posted in: plants | 0
Little Lemon - Cool, refreshing and zesty

Image Gallery



Trade name: Little Lemon™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 8519'
Description: One of the most beautiful aloe hybrids suited to pot culture which bears clusters of lemon yellow flowers from late autumn through the colder months. These flowers contrast beautifully against its dark green leaves which have a reddish brown spiny margin. A mature plant can produce 3 branched inflorescences, the first followed in rapid succession

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

Dark green with reddish brown spiny margin

Flower Colour

Lemon Yellow

Flowering Period

Late Autumn and Winter

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 is preferred If clay soils must raise plant so that water drains away

Ability to cope with high rainfall



Light Requirement


Full sun to part-shade

Frost Tolerance



- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)
- If plant clumps, dividing will encourage flowering

Purchase Info

This cultivar is exclusively available through the on-line Nursery Garden Express (see link below)

Legal notes:

 ™ The trademark Little Lemon™️ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Little Lemon™️" is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 8519' This plant is being test marketed under section 45(6) of the Plant Breeder Rights Act,1994 until 21 June 2019 after which full protection under the Plant Breeders Rights Act is intended