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Aloe Black Beauty succulent care and propagation information

Aloe ‘Black Beauty’

This succulent has dark leaves, which can turn a deep purple. The leaves are bumpy and stiff, similar to a Gasteria. It propagates easily, and grows well outdoors. Watch for coral colored flowers in the Spring.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe ‘Black Beauty’

Aloe ‘Black Beauty’ is a moderately growing succulent that does well in containers or landscaping in full sun, but can also be brought indoors and potted on a windowsill.

Watering

Aloe ‘Black Beauty’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Black Beauty’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Aloe ‘Black Beauty’

Aloe ‘Black Beauty’ can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves, although you may experience the best success with stem cuttings.

While you may think that you should be able to propagate ‘Black Beauty’ from leaves, this is not the case, and you may find your leaves rotting.

Offsets

Aloe ‘Black Beauty’ will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.

Pairs Well With

Euphorbia polygona ‘Snowflake’

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