In the wild, the Candelabra Aloe can grow to become a huge tree, up to 2 metres tall!
It can produce beautiful, unique red blooms in its natural habitat, although this is unlikely to happen when grown as a houseplant.
Its common name, Candelabra Aloe is given due to its branching tree-like form.
Native to areas across Southeastern Africa.
The Latin word ‘arborescens’ translates as ’tree-like’, which is exemplified in the Candelabra Aloe with its branching stems.
Other common names include: Candelabra aloe, torch aloe, Krantz Aloe
Light: Loves a really bright spot and is happy with some direct sun, so a windowsill would be perfect. Ideally, not North facing!
Water: Water sparingly but regularly, definitely don’t overwater, but also don’t forget to water it. Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel completely dry.
Humidity: Average household humidity is fine but better in less humid spaces in the house, so livingroom/bedroom, in preference over bathroom/kitchen.
Temperature: In its natural habitat grows across a variety of terrains, from low levels up to mountains, making it flexible with many temperatures.