Aloe arborescens is a species of flowering succulent perennial plant that belongs to the genus Aloe, which it shares with the well known and studied Aloe vera. The specific epithet arborescens means "tree-like".
Aloe Arborescens, commonly known as the Candelabra plant, is an evergreen perennial succulent from the Asphodelaceae family and Aloe genus. The name comes from the plants’ ability to grow as a small tree. The Latin word arborescens means ‘tree-like.’ The name aloe comes from the Greek alsos referring to the bitter juice of the plant leaves. It is a cousin of the widely popular Aloe Vera plant and shares a similar history. It rose to popularity in the 1700s when plants from the South African Cape were brought into Europe for the wealthy. It was initially intended as a medicinal plant to help heal burns, but its popularity as a houseplant grew due to its easy cultivation and attractive appearance. The plant is native to the countries of South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.