The Candelabra tree is a unique succulent-type plant that can reach 15-25 ft. tall when planted in the ground. It can also be grown in raised planters and large pots where it will mature at smaller sizes. Each stem has several distinctive ridges that have rows of spines; Small clusters of yellow-green flowers accent the vertical ribs of branches in spring.
Candelabra tree is native to coastal and inland parts of South Africa where it grows in dry and rocky habitats. With age, it becomes a sculptural specimen plant that is used as a focal element and in southwestern garden themes on well-drained soils. It is able to store moisture from winter rains and needs only periodic summer irrigation.