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Climbing Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe ciliaris var. ciliaris Haw.
Synonym: Aloe ciliaris, Aloe ciliaris, Aloe ciliaris var. flanaganii
Family: Asphodelaceae
Climbing Aloe (Aloe  ciliaris var. ciliaris) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Generally little protection is needed in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)

Growth Habits: Succulent, rambling shrub with stems up to 10 feet long (3 m) or more, rosettes are 20 to 24 inches in diameter (50 to 60 cm).

Watering Needs: Needs more water in spring and fall when it is actively growing

Propagation: Stem cuttings, seeds

A number of aloes sold as 'ciliaris' are other species or are hybrids. Look for the hairy sheath and the long stems.

Climbing Aloe (Aloe  ciliaris var. ciliaris)

Cultural Practices:
This species is dormant in winter, keep it totally dry at or around 40F (4C).

Blooming Habits:
The flowers are 1.2 inches (3 cm) red with a yellow-green margin and throat, intermittently around the year

Fruiting Habits:

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

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