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PlantFiles: Aloe
Aloe 'Black Beauty'

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

19 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive palmbob 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


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

Queen Creek, Arizona
Mission Viejo, California
National City, California
Ramona, California
Reseda, California
Spring Valley, California
Austin, Texas
Mukilteo, Washington

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