|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
Originating from Southern Africa
Long, tapering, recurved, fleshy, grey/green, conspicuously toothed leaves up to 60cm arranged in rosettes. Long flowering stems arise from these rosettes during summer/autumn bearing pokers of coral red, tubular flowers that are attractive to bees.
Although commonly called the ‘stag-horn cactus’, Aloe arborescens is a succulent herbaceous perennial. The common name refers to its multi-branching habit. Like Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera), it has healing properties and is used by indigenous people as a treatment for burns and abrasions.
Grow in gritty, well-drained compost in sun/part shade.
Will survive to possibly -5 degrees centigrade if dry although outdoor cultivation is not recommended in the UK.
Height and spread after 10 years 3 x 2.5m
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