Plant Care Aloe Ciliaris

Aloe Ciliaris

4.6 out of 5 (51 experiences)

Aloe Ciliaris has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Aloe Ciliaris has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Climbing Aloe, Climbing Aloe, Aloe ciliaris and Common Climbing-aloe

Taxonomy

Aloiampelos ciliaris
Aloiampelos
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Aloe Ciliaris

Water

How often to water your Aloe Ciliaris

Water needs for Aloe Ciliaris
0.5 cups
every 12

Aloe Ciliaris needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aloe Ciliaris

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Climbing Aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aloe Ciliaris: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aloe Ciliaris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Aloe Ciliaris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aloe Ciliaris in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Aloe Ciliaris

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aloe Ciliaris: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aloe Ciliaris after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Aloe Ciliaris is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Aloe Ciliaris

Aloe Ciliaris

Aloe Ciliaris


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Aloe Ciliaris has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 37
Aloe Ciliaris has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 35
Aloe Ciliaris has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 20
Aloe Ciliaris has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Aloe Ciliaris has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Aloe Ciliaris has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Aloe Ciliaris has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Melaza avatar
@Melaza
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 4,596 XP
globe New York
01/30/2022

Super easy to care for & propagate. The recipe for success is: well-draining soil, lots of bright light, & dry out before watering!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Smitty75 avatar
@Smitty75
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 461 XP
globe Richardson, TX
08/28/2021

Grow long/tall, makes babies

Survivor Survivor
Nostalg.iia avatar
@Nostalg.iia
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 969 XP
08/05/2021

This plant will survive well, with a good amount of light and leaning towards under-watering, rather than over. Looks cool!

Survivor Survivor
Abby_m avatar
@Abby_m
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 55 XP
07/22/2021

Climbing aloe is my first ever plant! It has grown like crazy in the past few months. This plant species is very hardy, after forgetting to water it for a few weeks it stayed green and continued to grow. I would totally recommend getting one of these!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Deeptouge avatar
@Deeptouge
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,648 XP
globe Tarentum, PA
07/05/2021

I love this specific species because it almost vines up and you can make it some crazy shapes if you try hard enough. I swore I killed this guy last summer but he came back strong and started growing again!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Syrena avatar
@Syrena
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 63 XP
globe Lexington, SC
06/28/2021

Love

Javabean4 avatar
@Javabean4
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Evansville, IN
06/07/2021

Easy to care for. We have babies coming along

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Jayelldubb avatar
@Jayelldubb
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 134 XP
05/29/2021

I struggle with this because once it gets like 14-15 inches tall, it starts dropping over so you have to cut it. Or should I add supports? Or can I propagate the 6-8 inches I cut off?

Fast grower Fast grower
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 118 Plants
xp 79,127 XP
globe Austin, TX
05/28/2021

So easy! Grows tall! Has amazing roots!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,188 XP
05/15/2021

Easy going. One of those forget about it plants. It’s pretty forgiving, doesn’t need much water. Loves lots sun but will grow fine it medium light too.

Survivor Survivor
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 250 XP
globe Spring Hill, FL
05/14/2021

This plant was tiny and within 3 weeks I think it has grown 3-4”

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Its_em_03 avatar
@Its_em_03
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 143 XP
05/07/2021

Very satisfying to see it grow

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lucia avatar
@Lucia
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP
05/06/2021

might just be me but mine has never done well. super sensitive. browns/shriveling leaves if not enough water but also is prone to root rot. not my favorite :(

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Nicole avatar
@Nicole
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe Oswego, IL
05/02/2021

Good plant. Like very much.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 81 XP
03/07/2021

Great color!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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