Plant Care Aloe 'Black Gem'

Aloe 'Black Gem'

4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Aloe 'Black Gem' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Aloe 'Black Gem' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor


Alworthia 'Black Gem'

How to care for Aloe 'Black Gem'


How often to water your Aloe 'Black Gem'

Water needs for Aloe 'Black Gem'
0.5 cups
every 12

Aloe 'Black Gem' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aloe 'Black Gem'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Aloe 'Black Gem' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aloe 'Black Gem': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Aloe 'Black Gem' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Aloe 'Black Gem'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aloe 'Black Gem': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aloe 'Black Gem' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Aloe 'Black Gem'

Aloe 'Black Gem'

Aloe 'Black Gem'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Aloe 'Black Gem' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Aloe 'Black Gem' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Aloe 'Black Gem' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Aloe 'Black Gem' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Virginia avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 97 XP
globe Auburn, GA

Grows super fast, but came from the store with a terrible mealy bug infestation. A simple alcohol treatment was useless given the severity of the parasites, so I took the 3 best blooms and had to thoroughly clean them and repot them. They’re already bouncing back and sprouting new blooms :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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