Large Aloe Plants

Aloe crops that are large develop year round outside in inland and coastal locations with moderate winters, but are developed in containers that are large in places where they require protection. The big South African crops that are indigenous achieve more than 20-feet tall. All plants in this genus create clusters of blossoms on personal stems and develop fleshy leaves. In cooler climates, plant aloes that are big plant them. These crops need little water and fast-draining soil to endure. They provide safety and meals .

Candelabra Plant

The candelabra plant (Aloe arborescens) grows in Sunset Climate Zones 8, 9, 13 to 24, H1 and H2. This aloe shrub that is huge reaches 10-feet broad and tall. The leaves are shaped with edges on branching stems, mounted. The plant flowers in the cold temperatures, creating red or scarlet – blossoms. Plant this huge aloe close to the coastline to make the most of its own salt spray tolerance.

Dune Aloe

Dune aloes (Aloe thraskii) are indigenous to the sandy dunes of South Africa and develop in The United States in Sunset Climate Zones 8, 9 and 12 to 24. This plant creates an unbranched trunk achieving more than 10-feet tall. The extended grayish-green leaves spread-out 4-to 5 feet wide. Aloe survives when temperatures drop-down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit and is drought-tolerant.

Tilt-Head Aloe

Tilt-head aloe (Aloe speciosa) reaches tree size from 12 to 15 feet tall on a single upright trunk. One rosette of 3 6-inch-long sword shaped blue green leaves sits on the very top of the trunk. This rosette bends toward the source of light that is brightest. The 18inch stem creates tri colored flowers that start white off and change to dark ages that are pink as the blossom. The tilt-head aloe survives at temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit and grows Climate Zones 1 5 to 2 4.

Tree Aloe

The tree aloe (Aloe barberae) grows gradually as it reaches 20 to 30-feet tall and 10 to 20-feet broad. This aloe grows nicely in Sunset Climate Zones 8, 9, 13 to 27, H1 and H2 and is hardy down to 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The aloe types a tree form using a trunk and branches keeping rosettes made up of leaves that are 2 to 3-feet extended. The tree aloe generates flower-stalks 18 to 24-inches tall topped with rose- blossoms.

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