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Aloe ‘Doran Black’

This Aloe hybrid has whitish-green leaves. It forms clumps, which can easily be propagated. Its unique look adds a lot of variety to your succulent arrangements. Great for indoor growers.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets, stem cuttings, and seeds

  • Generally non-toxic to humans, however some Aloes can be toxic to animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aloe ‘Doran Black’

Aloe ‘Doran Black’ is a favorite among beginning hybridizers, as well as collectors. It can be grown in full sun, but enjoys shade and filter light, making it great for growing indoors.

Watering

Aloe ‘Doran Black’ tends to need a bit less water than other succulents. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Aloe ‘Doran Black’ 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 a mix of sun and shade. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets filtered sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

Pairs Well With

Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

How to Propagate Aloe ‘Doran Black’

Aloe ‘Doran Black’ is a prolific propagator, growing many offsets. You can also grow it from stem cuttings and seed.

Offsets

Aloe ‘Doran Black’ 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.

Cuttings

Simply take a cutting from the stem using a sharp, sterilized knife or pair of scissors. Allow it to dry out for a day or two, and then place the cutting in well-draining soil. Water when the soil is completely dry.

Seeds

‘Doran Black’ can be grown from seeds harvested from the flower pod or purchased online. It can be difficult to grow from seed. Begin to sow your seeds in the summer, in a warm place. Keep soil damp, but not too wet, until seeds germinate.

Other Names

‘Doran Black’ is often mis-labeled as ‘Dorian Black’.

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