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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Aloe arborescens

deer-horn cactus

12cm pot - 25cm tall £19.99
  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost, well drained
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Flowering period: early summer generally
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 25cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot

    In its native Africa, this stately succulent will form a sizeable clump made up of rosettes of slender green leaves, each with a short, toothed edge. When grown as a house plant, it stays smaller, but no less impressive - and in the right conditions, each rosette may also produce a bottle brush-like 'poker' of cylindrical red flowers. It's a stylish and architectural gem.

    Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water moderately when growing, and sparingly when dormant through the winter months. Feed with a balanced liquid fertiliser 2-3 times during the growing season.
  • Harmful if eaten
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