Aloe arborescens

Botanical Name: Aloe arborescens

Common Name(s): Krantz aloe, Candelabra aloe

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Description:

Krantz aloe is native to Southern Africa, it has blue green, curved and tapering, toothed leaves/foliage. This aloe species usually forms a dense, shrubby bush. Flower-spikes with hanging tubular flowers appear freely from May to June. Flowers are usually red (but may be yellow or orange, depending on the locality). Slow growing and drought tolerant the Krantz aloe is prone to infestations of scale insect, which can be treated with mineral oil-based insecticide.  Suitable for growing in coastal areas. This plant attracts birds, butterflies and bees.

Family: Asphodeloideae

Synonym: Aloe candelabra

Botanical Pronunciation: AL-oh-ee are-bore-ESS-enz

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Indigenous
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Low Watering

Drought Tolerance

High

Flowers


May
June
July

Description:
In Winter, Krantz aloe bears orange to red flowers.



Attracts Birds

Foliage

Description:
Krantz aloe has blue green, curved and tapering, toothed leaves/foliage. The rosettes of fleshy leaves are edged with recurving prickles.



Origin

Southern Africa

 

Plant Features

Sap extracted from the leaves has medicinal uses for skin ailments or burns.


Tolerates windy conditions, Indigenous/ Native to South Africa

Planting Instructions

Needs well-drained soil. Will flourish in a well-prepared hole containing compost and bone meal when planted.

Size

3 m * 1.8 m

Soil Conditions

Needs well-drained soil. Will flourish in a well-prepared hole containing compost and bone meal when planted.


Sandy

Uses

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Uses in landscape design

Suitable for growing in coastal areas. Makes an excellent, impenetrable hedge, and is a useful screening plant and a good container subject in hot dry areas. Outstanding for harsh conditions.


Coastal

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