Alworthia pentagona 'Black Gem'

$ 6.00
Size: 2"

Behold the captivating allure of Alworthia pentagona 'Black Gem', a hybrid succulent that marries the robustness of Aloe with the elegance of Haworthia. This exquisite plant is cherished for its strikingly dark, almost black leaves that gracefully curve upwards, forming a dense, rosette pattern. Native to the arid regions of South Africa, this succulent thrives in environments that mimic its homeland's conditions.

The 'Black Gem' is a compact grower, typically reaching up to 8 inches in height and width, making it an ideal choice for small spaces and indoor gardens. Its thick, lance-shaped leaves are not only a visual spectacle but also a reservoir for water, allowing the plant to withstand periods of drought with ease. The glossy, almost translucent quality of the leaves adds a layer of intrigue, as they can appear to glow a deep green when backlit by sunlight.

In addition to its stunning foliage, the 'Black Gem' may surprise you with delicate white or pale pink flowers that emerge on slender stalks, contrasting beautifully against the dark leaves. These blooms usually appear in the late spring or early summer, adding an unexpected twist to its display.

Perfect for rock gardens, terrariums, or as a striking solo specimen in a pot, Alworthia pentagona 'Black Gem' is not just a plant but a statement piece. Its slow-growing nature and ease of care make it a favorite among both novice and experienced succulent enthusiasts alike. Let the 'Black Gem' add a touch of sophisticated drama to your collection, proving that even in the world of plants, darkness can hold a mesmerizing beauty.


Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 2"

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