×Alworthia 'Black Gem Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
×Alworthia 'Black Gem'
Aloe 'Black Gem Variegata'
×Alworthia 'Black Gem Variegata' is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of triangular dark green leaves with irregular creamy-yellow markings. It offsets freely to form a nice cluster over time. The leaves flush bronze-red when grown in bright sunlight.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aloe is a very forgiving plant, and a well-grown plant can be quite beautiful. However, as with all succulents, Aloe must never be allowed to sit in stagnant water, and the plant should be carefully monitored to watch for signs of overwatering.
These succulents are not particularly fast-growing and will only rarely need repotting. In the spring, repot Aloes that are tipping over their pots or have ceased growing. A well-drained potting mix is essential. Use a cactus and succulent mix. During the repotting of a larger plant, it is possible to divide the root ball carefully. Some varieties of Aloe will send off offsets that can be potted independently.
Aloe plants need strong and bright light. They can withstand full summer sun once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. These plants prefer warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a fertilizer for cacti and other succulents in spring and summer only.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aloe.
This succulent is a variegated form of ×Alworthia 'Black Gem'.
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