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Tree Aloe

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NameAloe / Tree Aloe / Torch aloe
Botanical NameAloe Arborescens
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan grow as much as 30cm tall
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Sun
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeWinter
AppearanceBright green wedge-shaped leaves recurved tip and sharp teeth
Hardiness Zones10-11
Native AreaBotswana
ToxicityNot toxic to people and pets

Aloe Care

The Tree Aloe is considered fairly easy to care for both inside and outdoors. This plant is healthier with access to full sun or in a partially shaded location.  Being salt-tolerant, this Aloe can tolerate coastal conditions.

It requires minimal watering and is considered to be drought-tolerant. Be sure to allow the top inch of the soil or potting medium to dry out before watering in the warmer months. During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis.

This plant takes on a deeper green hue when kept in the shade or partial shade. Leaves take on a deeper green cast when drought or cold stressed. The leaves are heavily armed with pointy teeth the same colour as the leaves.. It will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

A mature plant will produce flowers in early to middle winter with pinkish-red or reddish-orange flowers.

This plant is safe for pets. It is not toxic, so your furry friends can safely play near this succulent.

Tree Aloe is also a very popular traditional medicinal plant in South Africa, Asia, Russia, Italy and Japan as it contains higher concentrations of active medicinal constituents than other Aloe species, including Aloe vera.

 

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions45 × 45 × 50 cm