Aloe arborescens is a relatively easy plant to grow and is a very popular garden plant in many different countries. It needs full sun, well-drained, compost-enriched soil, and will tolerate mild but not severe frost. It is also fast-growing and once established can tolerate drought and neglect. It is grown mainly as an ornamental or accent plant but it also makes a great and rather impenetrable hedge plant.
It is very important to remember not to water this succulent heavily as that will cause rot. Aloe arborescens can also be grown from seed and should always be sown in spring. The seeds normally take three to four weeks to germinate and the seedlings should always be protected from frost.