Plant Care Aloe Ciliaris

Aloe Ciliaris

4.7 out of 5 (46 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


Aloiampelos ciliaris

How to care for Aloe Ciliaris


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

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Finding light for Climbing aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aloe Ciliaris: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Aloe Ciliaris may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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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.

Care Summary for Aloe Ciliaris

Aloe Ciliaris

Aloe Ciliaris

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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 33
Aloe Ciliaris has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 31
Aloe Ciliaris has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 17
Aloe Ciliaris has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Aloe Ciliaris has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Aloe Ciliaris has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Aloe Ciliaris has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Aloe Ciliaris has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Smitty75 avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 174 XP
globe Richardson, Texas

Grow long/tall, makes babies

Survivor Survivor
Nostalg.iia avatar
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 969 XP

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
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 55 XP

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
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,648 XP
globe Tarentum, Pennsylvania

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
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 63 XP
globe Lexington, South Carolina


Jayelldubb avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 134 XP

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
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 7,214 XP
globe Austin, Texas

So easy! Grows tall! Has amazing roots!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kaitlyn avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,183 XP

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
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 146 XP
globe Spring Hill, Florida

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
Emma avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 100 XP

Very satisfying to see it grow

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lucia avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP

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
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe Oswego, Illinois

Good plant. Like very much.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Cheryl avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 81 XP

Great color!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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