Aloe arborescens
torch aloe

Asphodelaceae (asphodel family)
South Africa

This succulent, to 18 feet tall, has long, spiky flower clusters of bright vermilion to yellow from December through June. Examples in the Arizona Garden and New Guinea Garden are still short.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet, List No. 3, Page 1.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Light edits, family updated from Liliaceae to Asphodelaceae Dec 2017 (SP). Common name changed from tree aloe to torch aloe Jul 2019 (SP).