Family: Asphodelaceae, formerly Xanthorrhoeaceae
Common Name: candelabra aloe
Origin: Aloe arborescens is widely distributed throughout South Africa, originating within dense forests, coasts, montane grasslands, and mountainous outcrops that vary in elevation from 0 to 2,800 meters above sea level.
Description: A. arborescens is a succulent that forms wide, variable rosettes of narrow, sword-like leaves, growing up to 3 meters in height. The leaves are lined with conspicuous teeth, with old leaves persistent at the base. From late fall to early winter, a candelabra inflorescence up to 2 feet tall may develop, bearing cylindrical orange flowers.
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