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Location

  • San Diego Zoo

Species Collection

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Winter

Plants: Species

Aloe: Krantz, Tree, or Candelabra Aloe Aloe arborescens

FAMILY: LILIACEAE (Lily Family)

The krantz aloe Aloe arborescens, also known as the tree aloe or candelabra aloe, is one of the most widely cultivated aloes in the world because it is easy to grow (given the proper climate) and has such beautiful winter rosettes. It can even be used as fencing. Indigenous South Africans have long used these aloes as kraal fences for their livestock as well as for medicinal purposes.