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Tree Aloe/Torch Aloe

Tree Aloe/Torch Aloe

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Aloes
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: red, orange, or yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Aloe arborescens, known as Tree Aloe or Torch Aloe, is notable for its large, multi-headed rosettes of fleshy, green leaves. The leaves are edged with small teeth and are often tipped with a reddish hue, especially when grown in full sun. This species is well-known for its medicinal properties, similar to those of Aloe vera.

Native to southern Africa, Tree Aloe is well-adapted to a variety of climates and can be grown in regions ranging from coastal areas to inland mountains. It is drought-tolerant and ideal for xeriscaping, large rock gardens, and as a dramatic landscape specimen. Its size also makes it suitable for growing as a focal point in large containers.

Tree Aloe is low-maintenance, requiring well-drained soil and minimal watering. It thrives in full sun, where it produces the most vibrant flower colors, but it can also do well in partial shade.

The flowering of Tree Aloe is spectacular, with the plant producing tall, candle-like spikes of brightly colored flowers in winter. These flowers are a significant source of nectar for birds, especially sunbirds, and bees.

Overall, Aloe arborescens is a stunning and versatile plant. Its sculptural form, vibrant winter flowers, and drought tolerance make it a valuable addition to a wide range of garden designs, from modern to Mediterranean. Additionally, its ease of care and adaptability to different environments make it a popular choice for gardeners of all skill levels.

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