Aloe arborescens

  • Known as: Tree aloe, Krantz aloe, Candelabra aloe
  • Place of origin: South Africa
  • Description: Flowering perennial succulent belonging to the large Aloe family.  If planted in the ground grows to a large multi-headed tree up to 2–3 m. Leaves are succulent and green with small spikes running on the edge. Leaves are arranged in rosettes situated at branch ends. Inflorescence in form of raceme with 2 to several sprouting from each rosette. Flowers are bell-shaped and red or orange colored.
  • Grow best: Enjoys full sun. Sandy soil. Propagated by cuttings.
  • Use: Pulp may have medicinal properties such as wound healing by inhibition of bacteria. This is noted in laboratory animals .