Plant Care Climbing Aloe

Climbing Aloe

4.6 out of 5 (51 experiences)

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

Also known as

Aloe ciliaris and Common Climbing-aloe

Taxonomy

Aloiampelos ciliaris
Aloiampelos
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Climbing Aloe

💦 Water

How often to water your Climbing Aloe

Water needs for Climbing Aloe
0.5 cups
every 12

Climbing Aloe 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 Climbing Aloe

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Climbing Aloe in your home

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

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

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

Climbing Aloe does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Climbing Aloe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Climbing Aloe: 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 Climbing Aloe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Climbing Aloe 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!

Benefits of Growing Climbing Aloe →

Common Climbing Aloe Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Climbing Aloe thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Climbing Aloe Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Climbing Aloe requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Climbing Aloe Light Requirements →

Climbing Aloe Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Climbing Aloe is extremely dangerous if consumed. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian immediately. Climbing Aloe is not recommended for homes with children, cats, or dogs.

Climbing Aloe Toxicity to Cats →

Climbing Aloe Toxicity to Dogs →

Climbing Aloe Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Climbing Aloe prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Climbing Aloe Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Climbing Aloe is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Climbing Aloe →

When and How to Successfully Repot Climbing Aloe →


💩 Fertilizer

Climbing Aloe grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Climbing Aloe is native to Southern Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Climbing Aloe bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Climbing Aloe Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Climbing Aloe grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Climbing Aloe →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Climbing Aloe can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9b-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Climbing Aloe Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Climbing Aloe. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Climbing Aloe

Climbing Aloe

Climbing Aloe


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

Climbing Aloe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 37
Climbing Aloe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 35
Climbing Aloe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 20
Climbing Aloe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Climbing Aloe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Climbing Aloe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Climbing Aloe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@melaza avatar
@@melaza
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 5,023 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 487 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 3 Plants
xp 70 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-1 136 Plants
xp 211,845 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 282 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 10 Plants
xp 193 XP
globe Redcliff, Alberta
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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