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Aloe arborescens 15-30cm

Aloe arborescens 15-30cm

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Aloe arborescens, commonly known as the Krantz Aloe or Candelabra Aloe, is a striking and robust succulent native to southern Africa. This Aloe species is treasured for its impressive size, eye-catching appearance, and therapeutic properties, making it a popular choice among gardeners and herbal enthusiasts.

Aloe arborescens is a large, multi-stemmed succulent that can grow into a small shrub or tree, reaching heights of up to 10 feet (3 meters) or more. It forms a dense cluster of rosettes with thick, fleshy, and lance-shaped leaves that are typically dark green but can vary in color depending on growing conditions and sun exposure. The leaves have serrated edges and contain a gel-like sap known for its medicinal properties. In the late fall and winter, Aloe arborescens produces vibrant, tubular orange to red flowers on tall, branching inflorescences, creating a striking contrast against its green foliage.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Aloe arborescens thrives in temperate to subtropical climates with mild winters and warm to hot summers. It can tolerate occasional frost but should be protected from extended freezing temperatures.

  2. Sunlight: Provide your Krantz Aloe with full sun to partial shade. It prefers ample sunlight to develop its best coloration and growth.

  3. Soil: Plant Aloe arborescens in well-draining soil to prevent root rot. A sandy or rocky soil mix with excellent drainage is ideal for this succulent.

  4. Watering: While Aloe arborescens is drought-tolerant, it benefits from regular watering during the growing season. Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Reduce watering in the dormant winter months.

  5. Propagation: You can propagate Krantz Aloe through offsets or seeds. Offset division is the preferred method, involving the careful separation and replanting of young offsets that develop around the base of the mature plant.

  6. Fertilization: Fertilize sparingly, if at all. Aloe arborescens doesn't require frequent feeding. Use a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer during the growing season, but avoid over-fertilization.

  7. Pruning: Prune dead or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant's appearance and health. Exercise caution when handling the sharp-edged leaves.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This Aloe species is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for potential issues like mealybugs or scale insects and address them promptly if they occur.

Aloe arborescens, the Krantz Aloe, is a remarkable and low-maintenance succulent known for its beauty and therapeutic uses. Whether you're cultivating it for its ornamental value or medicinal properties, following these cultivation tips will help you enjoy a healthy and thriving plant in your garden or succulent collection

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 15-30 cm

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