Aloe arborescens

Water Needs

low

Aloe arborescens
Aloe; Succulent
Krantz Aloe

2 - 3 m

Size

Light Conditions

semi-shade; sun

Frost

light; moderate; hardy

Flowers

orange; peach; red; May - July; autumn; winter

dry shade; sun; semi-shade; afternoon sun; rockery; gravel garden; container; screen; security; slope bank; wildlife; windy exposed; shrubbery; wildlife bees butterflies insects birds; fast-growing easy-care

Garden Situation

Habitat

woodland forest; coastal eastern cape; coastal kzn; rocky slopes; cliffs; fynbos; grassland; bushveld; urban streets

Region

Subtropical East Coast; highveld; thicket; savanna bushveld

Rain Season

winter; summer

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Description

The Krantz Aloe is so stunning it deserves to stand alone. The driest of winters brings out a red so intense it is blinding, beautifully set off by the blue-grey leaves! Do not be tempted to water your plant for fear of stress - it will richly reward you with a display like this, offering nectar for birds and insects from miles around. It forms a neat hedge or screen and is perfect for gardens from small to large. To keep a neat shape, cut off any wayward stems, allow to form a protective skin and plant the cut-off section close to the old stem. This species is water-wise and frost hardy.

Aloe arborescens
Aloe arborescens