Plant Care Candelabra Aloe

Candelabra Aloe

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About Candelabra Aloe

Many people are familiar with Aloe vera, but this genus of plants contains tons of other beautiful succulent plants that come in all sorts of colors! Their succulent leaves evolved to store water in dry climates, which makes them a perfect fit if you're a busy plant parent. With great care (and a lot of sunlight) you may even see your Aloe bloom! Their flowers grow out of a large spike and can be shades of red, orange, and yellow. 🔥


Aloe arborescens

Also known as

krantz aloe and torch aloe

How to care for Candelabra Aloe

💦 Water

How often to water your Candelabra Aloe

Water needs for Candelabra Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Candelabra Aloe needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Candelabra Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Candelabra Aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Candelabra Aloe: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Candelabra Aloe love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Candelabra Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Candelabra Aloe in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Candelabra Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Candelabra Aloe: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Candelabra Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Candelabra Aloe is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Candelabra Aloe →

Common Candelabra Aloe Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Candelabra Aloe thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Candelabra Aloe Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Candelabra Aloe requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Candelabra Aloe Light Requirements →

Candelabra Aloe Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Candelabra Aloe enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

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🪴 Soil

Candelabra Aloe is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Candelabra Aloe →

When and How to Successfully Repot Candelabra Aloe →

💩 Fertilizer

Candelabra Aloe should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Candelabra Aloe →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Candelabra Aloe to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

Candelabra Aloe is native to Southern Africa to India.

🌸 Flowers

Candelabra Aloe produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Candelabra Aloe grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Candelabra Aloe →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Candelabra Aloe can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Candelabra Aloe Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Candelabra Aloe can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Candelabra Aloe →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Candelabra Aloe

Candelabra Aloe

Candelabra Aloe

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Candelabra Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Candelabra Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Candelabra Aloe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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Be careful of putting it in the direct sun during summer

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globe Miami, FL

This plant is so easy and surprises you with a beautiful bloom from time to time.

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literally has been through so much

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