Scientific name: Aloiampelos ciliaris
Common name: Climbing Aloe
This fast-growing plant has long, green leaves. The stem becomes vine-like and branches out as it grows. The edges of the leaves are white. There are orange flowers in the spring.
Quick Look at Aloiampelos ciliaris
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent. Sensitive to over-watering.
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) wide
- Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by cuttings, offsets, seeds
- Can be toxic to animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Aloiampelos ciliaris “Climbing Aloe”
There are bright orange flowers that attract birds. It is an excellent addition to rock and container gardens. When grown indoors, it tends to be smaller.
“ClimbingAloe” needs a bit less water than other Succulents. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors.
“ClimbingAloe” is better suited to shade than otherAloes, but still needs plenty of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Aloiampelos ciliaris “Climbing Aloe”
Aloiampelos ciliaris “Climbing Aloe” is a propagator with many offsets. Stem and seeds can be used to grow it. You may think that you should be able to grow “Climbing Aloe” from leaves, but this is not the case, and you may find your leaves rotting.
Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to grow climbing elia. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.
There will be small offsets around the base of the plant. Pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for a day or two.
You can place your seeds in a well-draining soil. If you live in a zone above 9a, you can grow Aloe seeds outdoors. If you live in a cooler area, you can sow indoors under a grow light or on a seed mat.