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Care of the plant Aloe ciliaris or Common climbing-aloe.

Care of the plant Aloe ciliaris or Common climbing-aloe

The genus Aloe is included in the subfamily Asphodeloideae (family Xanthorrhoeaceae), which comprises about 500 species of succulent plants native to Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East. Some species are: Aloe ciliaris, Aloe barberae, Aloe aristata, Aloe arborescens, Aloe aculeata, Aloe juvenna, Aloe variegata, Aloe striata, Aloe vera, Aloe ferox, Aloe x spinosissima, Aloe mitriformis, Aloe marlothii, Aloe maculata, Aloe plicatilis, Aloe thraskii, Aloe tenuior, Aloe suprafoliata.

Common name: Common climbing-aloe. This species is native to South Africa.

They are fast growing succulent plants that reach 10 meters in length. The bearing is creeping or climbing (with supports) and they have leaves arranged in a spiral and with jagged edges. The flowers appear in inflorescences 20 cm high and are red with a yellow tip. They bloom from mid-winter to early spring; They can flourish again at different times of the year.

They are used in rockeries and slopes, to cover slopes or as a climber (requires supports). They are ideal for gardens by the sea and for big cities because they tolerate pollution.

Aloe ciliaris needs exposure from light shade (if the summer is very hot) or from full sun. They resist occasional low intensity frosts.

They can be grown in any well-drained soil, even if it is calcareous. Transplants or plantations are best done in spring.

It is a plant of easy cultivation that needs few irrigations since it is very resistant to drought.

Fertilize with compost in the fall.

They do not need pruning but tolerate clippings to control their growth.

They are very resistant plants that do not usually present pest and disease problems.

It's very easy to propagate them from cuttings that take root quickly.

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