Aloe arborescens winter garden colour

Aloe arborescens

Krantz Aloe (english)
Kransaalwyn (afrikaans)
inhlabaencane (zulu)
ikhala (xhosa)

Taxonomy:

Genus Aloe
Specie arborescens
SA Plant Number 28.1
Basionym Aloe arborescens

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Description:

Aloe arborescens is a very hardy, drought resistant, branched Aloe with narrow curved, bluish-grey leaves that form rosettes.

Three to four flowering stems of orange or yellow flowers arise from each rosette and bloom all winter.

An attractive Aloe, which provides food for sunbirds in winter as well as attracting insects and thus other birds. Popular as a hedging plant particularly around cattle kraals and are a magnificent sight when in flower.

 Although this Aloe is drought resistant it occurs naturally in high rainfall areas, making it an ideal garden plant. Plant in sun or semi shade.

The leaf gel is used medicinally to treat cuts and burns.

Size up to 3m 

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Distribution:

Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal,  Free State, Eastern Cape

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