Aloe Suzannae – The Malagasy Tree Aloe

Aloe Suzannae

This aloe is called ‘tree aloe’ because, unlike other plants in the genus with very short or no stems, it has a relatively long stem that also gains considerable girth.

FamilyAsphodelaceae/ Aloaceae
Scientific NameAloe Suzannae
Other NamesTree Aloe, Malagasy Tree Aloe
Growth SeasonWinter and spring
Preferred Temperature It can grow at 41oF (5oC) as its minimum winter temperature. It does best in temperatures from 21oC (70oF).
Hardiness ZoneUSDA 9b-11
Average Mature Height & WidthIt can grow between 8 to 12 feet in height and 4 to 5 feet in width.
DormancyIt goes dormant in summer.
ToxicityIt may be toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
Aloe Suzannae – The Malagasy Tree Aloe Summary

Aloe Suzannae Physical Characteristics

It is not in vain this plant is called tree aloe. It is a veritable tree, 12 feet high when mature. The trunk is upright and soft. Each plant has a single trunk except for a few that may come up when the parent plant is old.

A rosette of its leaves forms at the top of the trunk. The leaves are gray and mature ones range from two to three feet. These leaves curve inward, and they have yellowish teeth on the edges. The teeth, however, face the plant due to the leaves’ curvature, making the plant safe to handle.

Tree Aloe rarely flowers, but when they do, they flower in late winter and early spring. Its flowers are cream, from an approximately five-foot tall flower stalk that grows from the center of the rosette. The blooms cover the entire stalk.

Aloe Suzannae Plant Care

Rarely will it be necessary to water a fully-grown Aloe Suzannae. However, it may need watering when young. Water it in winter and spring as necessary but avoid giving it water during its dormancy in summer. You should give it drinks sparingly since too much water in the compost predisposes it to root rot. The soil in which you plant it should be well drained to prevent root rot which is one of its greatest perils.

Aloe Suzannae thrives under full sun, and you should strive to provide it with such. On the other hand, it can withstand winter outdoors for up to 5oC. It typically doesn’t need any additional feeding after establishment.

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Malagasy Tree Aloe Growth

Seeds are the best way to propagate Aloe Suzannae. You plant the seeds in autumn in course river sand. You will unlikely need to prune this plant owing to its scarce foliage and singular stem.

It may be infested with pests such as slugs, aphids, snails, and white scales. You can keep all these pests at bay by using normal pest management practices for succulents.

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