Aloe 'Black Beauty' in the Aloes Database

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Stems cut below a node root easily. Cut a stem that has gotten leggy, let it dry out for at least a few hours to form a seal on the cut surface. Place the cutting in rooting medium kept moist, but not wet, until roots form.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Aloe parvula x Aloe rauhii


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 10, 2018 6:43 PM

This small clumping aloe hybrid develops outstanding dark purplish brown colors with exposure to sun, thus the name. The intensity of the color is related to the amount of exposure. Individual rosettes may reach about 8 inches, usually forming a dense clump by that size. Leaves are stiff and have small bumps on the surface and the margins. Very shy to flower. This plant is said by some to be a hybrid of Aloe parvula x rauhii, by others to be an intergeneric hybrid between a Gasteria and an Aloe. This latter plant is also known as Gasteraloe "Midnight", among other names.

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