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Alworthia Black Gem - Plant

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Alworthia Black Gem evergreen, perennial succulent.
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Description for Alworthia Black Gem


Alworthia Black Gem evergreen, perennial succulent generates many tight offsets, creating a large low clump.
The foliage varies from green through to dark reddish-bronze purple with the thick, triangular-conical, succulent leaves becoming darker and redder the more sun it gets.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Aloe Black Gem, Not defined Not defined Up to 15 cm Easy to grow

Planting and care

Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day. Avoid excess organic contents in the soil. Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

Caring for Alworthia Black Gem

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Alworthia Black Gem

Special features: Survivals and growers of the summer.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Its colour and the appearance is appreciated by the various gardens.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • https://wiki.nurserylive.com/t/how-to-grow-care-your-cactus-and-succulent/3096
  • https://wiki.nurserylive.com/t/want-to-grow-a-baby-succulent-from-the-parent-one/3108

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