Sun: Bright indoor light
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 10a from 30° F to 35° F (-1.1 ° C to 1.7° C) to Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: offsets, stem cuttings
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: white
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests, Plants may rot if overwatered
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Basc Care for Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Can you water your succulent more than what its need? The answer is yes and no. In extreme conditions, you can water your plants more often when you notice the soil is completely dry.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’"
When it comes to keeping succulents healthy, bright light is key! Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ needs a spot near a window that gets plenty of direct sun for at least part of the day. If you can’t provide this natural sunlight indoors, invest in an LED grow-light or other artificial lighting to help your succulent thrive.
In order to protect Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ from freezing temperatures, it is important to provide adequate insulation and drainage. A layer of mulch or gravel will help protect the roots by keeping them warm during cold weather. In addition, protection from wind and sun exposure can help reduce the chances of frost damage.
When temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to take precautions to protect Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ from the cold. Insulating and providing adequate drainage for the plant are key elements in helping it survive winter weather. Wind and sun exposure should also be minimized to prevent frost damage.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Offsets are an easy and reliable way to propagate succulents, like Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’. With just a few simple steps, you can get a brand-new plant from an existing one.
Propagating Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ by stem cuttings is an easy and fun way to increase your collection of these unique houseplants. When propagating, it’s important to choose healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, the plant may contain certain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if it is ingested or comes in contact with skin. Therefore, it is important to keep the plant away from children and pets for safety reasons.
Pests and Diseases
Alworthia Pentagona ‘Black Gem’ is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.