Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert
Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus - Planet Desert

Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus

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Aloe arborescens medicinal cactus

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Aloe arborescens (Torch Aloe)  is an easy and rewarding plant that usually does not give many problems in cultivation. It is grown mainly as an ornamental or as an accent plant, but is also an excellent and impenetrable hedge plant. It grows much better outdoors in spring and summer, it is also perfect for the bright windowsill.

Growth rate: It is fast-growing, and it will tolerate drought and neglect once established. 
Soil: Grow it in light, fertile, well-drained, moderate soils, with a slightly acidic pH (5-6).
Exposure: It needs light shade to filtered sun, and grows well in full sun (coast) too, but will redden with more light exposure.
Watering: Regular water in summer, keep dryer in winter, needs good drainage
Maintenance: Removal of old flower stalks; It is a suckering species, and one plant can eventually cover a large area. Divide the crowded clumps periodically. During the winter months, the plants should be grown cool to initiate flower development (about 5-10°C).
Hardiness: It can tolerate moderate frost but is sensitive to severe frost.

Warnings: Some humans develop allergic contact dermatitis from this plant. Ingesting the plant latex can cause a cathartic action. Excessive doses may cause nephritis.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz