They can withstand full summer sun once acclimated. In the winter, provide bright light. These plants prefer warmer temperatures of 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27 °C) but will survive down to 40 °F (4.5 °C). Feed with a fertilizer for cacti and other succulents in spring and summer only.
Also know, is Aloe Black Gem aloe vera?
Often listed as Aloe ‘Black Gem’, its botanical name is x Alworthia ‘Black Gem’a hybrid between Aloe speciosa and Haworthia cymbiformis. It grows as a large, low clump and the foliage is dark reddish-bronze with conical leaves which become darker and redder in all day, hot sun.
Beside this, does aloe black gem flower?
‘Black Gem’ _ ‘Black Gem’ is a tender, clump-forming, stemless, evergreen, perennial succulent bearing fleshy, broadly linear, pointed, red- or bronze-flushed, dark green leaves and long, slender stems bearing tubular to funnel-shaped, orange-red flowers in spring.
What is a black gem aloe?
Also known as Alworthia Black Gem, Aloe Black Gem has waxy, dark green leaves that can darken to purple with increased sun exposure. They grow smaller than other aloes, and so are ideal for container gardening. Easily sprouts offshoots that can be kept with the parent plant or divided and repotted on their own.
How often to water your Aloe ‘Black Gem’ Aloe ‘Black Gem’ needs 0.8 cups of water every 12 days when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5.0″ pot.
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’
Accurately nicknamed Black Rose Aeonium, this shady succulent is a showstopper. Its large rosettes look more like flowers than a succulent. The dark leaves have a deep red tint which is beautifully complemented by yellow flowers in late winter.
One of the most common reasons for aloe vera plants turning black is overwatering or very bad drainage. As aloe vera belongs to the Succulents group they don’t like much water and it should have proper drainage, Aloe vera doesn’t like standing water.
Aloe Vera contains a popular and natural depigmentation compound known as Aloin. This compound effectively lightens skin, eradicates skin imperfections like dark spots and patches, and eliminates dead skin cells. Hence, the answer is yes- aloe vera can help lighten your skin tone!