Scientific name: Aloe arborescens
Common name: Torch Aloe, Krantz Aloe, Candelabra aloe
There are teeth along the edges of this blue-green elam. It grows well outdoors, and is used to create a natural fence.
Quick Look at Aloe arborescens
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent. Do not water in Summer
- Plant grows up to 8′ (2.4 m) tall
Plant grows up to 8′ (2.4 m) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by stem cuttings, offsets, and seeds
- Generally non-toxic to humans
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Aloe arborescens “Torch Aloe”
The arborescens “Torch Aloe” is a great addition to the garden. It is a natural fence that grows tall and wide. There are flowers that attract bees. In many areas of the world, it is used as a medicine.
The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Don’t water in the Summer when it is not active.
Where to Plant
It is not cold hardy and should not be planted in gardens with temperatures less than 20 F.
There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Aloe arborescens “Torch Aloe”
Stems, offsets, or seed can be used to grow the Aloe arborescens.
Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to growTorchAloe. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
A sterile knife or pair of scissors is needed to grow “TorchAloe” from offsets. Remove a stem from the main plant and allow it to grow for a few days before planting. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
You can place your seeds in a well-draining soil. If you live in a zone above 9a, you can grow Aloe seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.