Aloe 'arborescens' aka the 'Torch Aloe' is native to Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.
It bears dense rosettes of succulent, toothed, sword-shaped leaves, from which tall, torch-like Red flowers – similar to kniphofia – appearing in Summer.
This drought-tolerant Aloe prefers to grow in sandy or rocky well-drained soil. It is usually found growing along exposed ridges, cliffs and rocky outcrops in mountainous areas, but is well adapted to grow anywhere from mountain tops all the way down to sea level, and even in habitats such as dense bush and coastal forests.
Being salt-tolerant, this Aloe can tolerate coastal conditions and is the ideal Plant for a Coastal Planting scheme in the South of the UK.
Please Note: Succulents change colour throughout the year and the plants we deliver can look different from the pictures. All plants are shipped bare root (without soil).
|Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa|
The long, thin, succulent, sword-shaped leaves are grey-green in colour, or green with a slight blue tint, and are lined with pale teeth along the leaf margins. Leaves are arranged in at the ends of the branches, and they curl backwards down towards the base of the plant. The individual rosettes grow to around 45cm wide.
|Sun||Full Sun/Part Shade|
|Soil||Free draining, plenty of Gravel|
|Moisture||Dry in winter.|