candelabra aloe

Aloe arborescens
habit being grown as a garden hedge (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit of a large colony in flower (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaf showing prickly margins (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
elongated flower cluster (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of tubular flowers and flower buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Succulent
Basal
Simple
Red
Orange
Bluish-green
Common names 
Also known as: aloe, candelabra aloe, candelabra plant, krantz aloe, octopus aloe,
Family 
Asphodelaceae
Deciduous 
No
Flowering time 
Late Autumn-winter
Native/Exotic 
Exotic
Origin 
Native to southern Africa (i.e. Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland).
Notifiable 
No
Council declaration 
SIL – Special Investigation List
Known distribution 

Naturalised in the coastal districts of southern and central Queensland, in the coastal districts of northern New South Wales and on Lord Howe Island. Sparingly naturalised in south-eastern South Australia and near Melbourne in southern Victoria. Possibly also naturalised in south-western Western Australia and in the coastal districts of central and southern New South Wales. The distribution of this species is probably underestimated by herbarium records, as it is difficult to collect and preserve.

Habitat 

A weed of bushland, waterways, gullies, forest margins, pastures, forestry plantations, urban areas, abandoned homes, disturbed sites, waste areas, roadsides and railways in the humid and sub-humid temperate and sub-tropical regions of Australia.

Impact and control methods