Aloe
Aloe 'Black Beauty'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Beauty

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grenoble,

Queen Creek, Arizona

Mission Viejo, California

National City, California

Ramona, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Austin, Texas

Mukilteo, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I don't know what hybrid this is, but it's pretty incredible- small, suckering species with spineless, knobby, nearly black-green to black-purple leaves- very stiff and feel Gasteria-like (may be part Gasteria)

I have been growing this plant outdoors now, and does surprising well, though not as black as potted plants.. more a dark dark green to dark maroon. Offsets early and plants tend to stay small (4"-6" tall) and forms clumps up 1' across