Aloe Ciliaris (Aloiampelos Ciliaris)

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This is one of the few climbing aloes in existence. One plant will have multiple stems proceeding from a caudex, which can rise to a maximum of 8-30 feet. A good cover or hedge plant produces attractive flowers throughout the year.

Scientific Name:Aloe Ciliaris
Other Names:Aloiampelos Ciliaris
Growth Season:Spring to the fall
Preferred Temperature:It likes warm temperatures between 21 and 27oC (70 – 80oF). It can stand dry winter temperatures up to -3.9 to -1.1oC (25-30oF), but you must move it indoors if it goes below this or when it snows.
Hardiness Zone:USDA Zone 9b-12
Average Mature Height & Width:Its stems can be as long as thirty feet long but it spreads, so its height and width depend on its positioning.
Toxicity:It may be toxic to pets and humans when ingested.
Aloe Ciliaris Summary

Aloe Ciliaris Physical Characteristics

It has narrow, semi-woody stems that develop from a basal cudex. The stem can be as long as 30 feet long and are mostly bare except for rosettes of leaves and flowers at the terminal end of the stem. The stem typically branches at the base, so each plant has several stems.

Its stems are usually grey, but they acquire this color with age. When young, they are green; the color is usually green, visible in the stem’s most recent growth at the tips.

Foliage is arranged spirally at the terminal end of the stem and is green, narrow, and lanceolate. They have white spines on the edges. It produces racemes from the rosette and produces orange-red tubular flowers. The flowers are about an inch long.

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Aloe Ciliaris Plant Care

This typical succulent requires just a little moisture in the substrate. The best watering method is soak and dry; only water the plant when moisture from the previous drink is depleted. However, when the plant is planted outdoors and well established, it rarely needs watering. 

The soil on which you plant the succulent should be well drained to enable water to flow through easily. Water flowing through the pottage is necessary because it would otherwise lead to waterlogging

It requires little or no fertilizer, especially when planted outdoors. The natural habitat for aloes is quite deficient in nutrients, so they are well adapted to such conditions. You can feed it a well-balanced cactus fertilizer is feel the need to invigorate its growth. 

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Aloe Ciliaris Growth

It is possible to propagate this succulent using seeds, stem cuttings, or offsets. Seeds take quite a bit of time to mature into whole plants. Stem cuttings are better than seeds but slower than offsets. The plant produces large offsets and is relatively easy to grow, so they are the best option.

It may need pruning once in a while to remove flower stalks and any extra leaves, especially the dry ones at the lower part of the plant. Removing some of the pups may be necessary to control its spread. 

Repot annually or every time it doubles in size, thus outgrowing its pot. Also, you can repot your aloe if it needs a new substrate. The most common disease with this succulent is root rot; it occurs when the pottage is waterlogged. It is vulnerable to pests such as spider mites and scales. 

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