Aloe ciliaris grows in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, particularly in areas with higher rainfall. It is a sprawling plant that does best when supported on vegetation or taped to stakes. The flowers are red and conspicuous. It can take light frost, which it experiences in habitat, but will take major stem damage in the low 20s. This is the real species, not the more commonly available hybrid. These plants are rooted cuttings in 2-gallon pots.