General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
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

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Common names
  • Aloe
  • Haworthia
Also sold as:
  • Haworthia 'Black Gem'
  • Aloe 'Black Gem'
  • Haworthia 'Pentagona'
  • Aloe 'Walmsley's Bronze'
  • Aloe 'Walmsley's Variegated'
  • Aloe 'Walmsley's Bronze Stripilicious'
  • XAlworthia 'Black Gem Variegated'
  • XAlworthia 'Black Gem Stripilicious'

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Location: Arenas Valley, NM My Home
Date: 2018-11-23
Location: Arenas Valley, NM My Home
Date: 2018-11-23
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Date: 07/04/2020

Date: 2019-10-05
When this was gifted, it did not say what type it was. Only that

photo by:  John Jearrard
Location: Tossa de Mar, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-04
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-11-07
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2015-04-26
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-09-03
This is same noid - different plant
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-09-19
This is a noid
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Barcelona, Spain | April, 2023 
Date: 2023-04-03
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Meridian, Idaho, United States
Date: 2021-08-20
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-20

Date: 2021-09-19
Uploaded by sedumzz

Courtesy Avant Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-09-19
Lots of variation in the leaves
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2016-08-19
Location: My back Yard
Date: May 26, 2013 11:00am
turns black in full sun
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-09-19
Leaves have different patterns
Location: In my garden, Falls Church, VA
Date: 2017-09-03
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-09-10
Extremely drought-stressed.

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
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Haworthia (Black Gem) by GigiAdeniumPlumeria May 27, 2013 12:44 PM 0
id by Hamwild Nov 27, 2019 12:43 PM 2
id by Djinnrickey Jan 6, 2023 11:11 PM 2

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