Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma
Aloe dichotoma

Aloe dichotoma Quiver tree

(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).

Quiver Tree is the common name given to Aloe dichotoma. This summer dormant plant is a native of Southern Africa, Namibia, and belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. This short and rounded succulent can grow about 10 meters.

Growth Rate

The quiver tree growth rate slow but once established, it is a long-lived plant and stays content in its position for years. It can increase its height by 10-20 cm every year. 


The bright yellow quiver tree flowers emerge in mid-winter. While short and rounded, they are showy and attractive. 

Watering and Feeding

The key is to both water and feed the quiver tree Aloe dichotoma in the right seasons. For watering, water weekly in summer and once a month or not at all in winter. For a perfect diet in summer, use a slow-release fertilizer. 


Choose a soil with a medium or slightly acidic pH level. Soil should be of top quality. It should be loamy with plenty of drainage chips at the bottom of the container. The proper aloe dichotoma care will lead to its amazing growth. 


While it can take a few degrees of cold and frost, it prefers a hot and dry climate. Hence, it has a hardiness zone of 9a to 11b and frost tolerance of -6.7°C


Indirect sunlight is preferred since it needs to be slowly hardened into the full sun. Moving it too suddenly from shade to sun can lead to it withering off or scorching. 


Plant seeds in autumn in trays of coarse river sand for propagation purposes. While you can also multiply the plant through cuttings, its success is not always guaranteed.  

The hollow branches of Aloe dichotoma were used as quivers for arrows in ancient times. Its roots have been tested to treat asthma and tuberculosis.

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Blooming Season Winter (december to january).
Common Name Quiver tree
Dormancy Summer
Family Asphodelaceae
Flower Bright yellow in color
Frost Tolerance Below 28f
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 10 meters
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Aloe Dichotoma
Shape Short and rounded
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Another great aloe

Plant arrived in great shape and joins my collection of baby tree aloes that I have no idea what I’ll do with when they grow up :-)

Nels V.
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Great Looking Aloe

Aloe arrived promptly and in great shape. Looking forward to watching it grow!

Daniel B.
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Perfect plants

Everything that I have bought from Planet Desert arrives in beautiful condition. Every plant is packaged perfectly, carefully and the plants are all excellent specimens. I will buy many more as soon.

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They were a little sad looking!

The plant arrived on a day that was very hot! It took some care for them to perk up. I don’t think I will order in the summer time.

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