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Aloe arborescens (Candelabra aloe)

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Species: A. arborescens
Binomial name: Aloe arborescens
Common names: Candelabra aloe, Krantz aloe, Torch plant

Aloe arborescens is a species of flowering succulent perennial plant that belongs to the Aloe genus. It is endemic to the southeastern part of Southern Africa. 
Aloe arborescens is a large multi-headed sprawling succulent. The typical mature height for this species 2–3 metres high. Its leaves are succulent and are green with a slight blue tint. Its leaves are armed with small spikes along its edges and are arranged in rosettes situated at the end of branches.
Flowers are arranged in a type of inflorescence called a raceme. The racemes are not branched but two to several can sprout from each rosette. Flowers are cylindrical in shape and are a vibrant red/orange colour.







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