- San Diego Zoo
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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.