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Black Gem Aloe (BGA1)

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NameBlack Gem Aloe
Botanical NameAlworthia
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan grow as much as 15cm tall
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Sun
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeSpring
Appearance Dark green leaves
Hardiness Zones10-11
Native AreaSouth Africa
ToxicityNot toxic to people and pets

Black Gem Aloe Care

These plants are considered fairly easy to care for both inside and outdoors. This plant is healthier with access to full sun or in a partially shaded location.

The Black Gem Aloe requires minimal watering and is considered to be drought-tolerant. Be sure to allow the top inch of the soil or potting medium to dry out before watering. During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis.

This plant takes on a deeper green hue when kept in full sun. It forms a large clump with many tiny offsets. Its fleshy leaves can range from a deep green, bronze, purple or red colour, depending on the amount of sunlight the plant receives. It will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

This plant is safe for pets but ingestion of large amounts is very uncomfortable.

The below pictures are just for reference.

 

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions17 × 15 × 18 cm