Succulent

Candelabra Aloe (aka Aloe arborescens)

  • Location:

    I originate in South Africa.
  • Looks:

    I have pale green, thorny leaves on a stout trunk.
  • Height:

    In the right climate outside I can grow to 2-3m high
  • Environment:

    Six to eight hours of direct sun is best for me. I will grow well in normal room temperatures and I'm tolerant of dry air. To encourage flowering, however, it is best to give me a short winter rest at a temperature of no more that 10°C (50°F).
  • Flowers:

    In perfect conditions, normally in the wild, I will produce bright red and orange red hot poker-like flowers which can last for several months.
  • Grooming:

    I will not need much grooming
  • Life Span:

    I will live a long time with the correct care.
  • Feeding:

    Water me when my soil is dry to 2" below the surface. Make sure I am not sitting in water.
  • Fact:

    I should be moved into one size larger pot every spring.
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