Aloe arborescens. (Aloaceae) – Krantz Aloe (e), Kransaalwyn (a), iNhlabaencane (z), iKhala (x). Large, very hardy, drought resistant, branched Aloe with narrow curved, bluish-grey leaves that form rosettes. Three to four flowering stems of orange or yellow flowers arise from each rosette and bloom all winter. An attractive Aloe, which provides food for sunbirds in winter as well as attracting insects and thus other birds. Popular as a hedging plant particularly around cattle kraals, which when in flower, are a magnificent sight.. Used medicinally. Size up to 3m. S.A. No 28.1. Date of harvest : September 2011. Locality : Exhort Sowing : Sow in spring. Seed should take three to four weeks to germinate, and the seedlings must be protected from frost.