Aloe Arborescens

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Basic Info

Aloe Arborescens is also commonly known as the Torch Aloe. As the plant matures you can expect it to spread out slowly. The main feature of the plant are the leaves that are mostly green and pointy from the edges. The plant regularly produces offsets making it an ideal plant for growers who are new to succulent and want to propagate plants. When it flowers expect red flowers.

Care and Propagation Information


Aloe Arborescens ‘Torch Aloe’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Torch Aloe healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Aloe Arborsescens ‘Torch Aloe’

This succulent type is a rare one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy red flowers. It is a nice addition to your collection of plants especially if you have it displayed in a beautiful pot.

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Where to Plant

Aloe Arborescens ‘Torch Aloe’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a-11b which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Torch Aloe in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

When selecting what pot to use be sure that you understand the difference between the material used (See our guide on how to pick the best plant pot).

How to Propagate Aloe Arborescens ‘Torch Aloe’

Torch Aloe can be propagated by offsets. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store. You can learn all about How To Repot Succulents in our guide.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Aloe Arborescens ‘Torch Aloe’ From Offsets

Torch Aloe propagates from offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant, you might wait several years for the main plant to produce an offset. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.