Aloe 'Black Gem'
4.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)
Alworthia 'Black Gem'
How to care for Aloe 'Black Gem'
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.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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 :)