About Aloe arborescens (torch aloe)

Aloe arborescens and Mexican feather grass (c) Debra Lee Baldwin

One of the most widely grown succulents in California from the coast to the foothills is Aloe arborescens (torch aloe). There’s no need to buy it. It’s so common, it’s a “pass-along plant,” meaning friendly neighbors who grow it will likely give you cuttings. But before you go knocking on doors, here’s what you need…

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