Species that make up this group share the typical characteristic of long rambling stems that are slender and quite thin. Aloes in this group often use plants in their habitat for support.
Leaves are slightly more fleshy than other Aloe species. Leaves are spaced quite far apart from oner asnother on the stems. Sheathing parts of the stems are usually striped.
Inflorescences are usually simple and the racemes are short. Not many flowers are borne on the racemes. Flowers are variable in size from being quite large to small.
Left: Aloe ciliaris growing in cultivation.