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Gasteria glauca
van Jaarsveld 14670


van Jaarsveld  14670, Kouga River, Guernakop

Lovely clustering small species

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Gasteria glauca

Origin: van Jaarsveld  14670, Kouga River, Guernakop, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

This is a very rare species, thus far only known from one population where they grow on steep cliffs adjacent the Kouga River. A selected clone by Ernst van Jaarsveld with grey-grey leaves

Plant size: Well established plants, about 6 cm from tip to tip are offered.

About Gasteria

Gasteria is a small genus of easy-growing Southern African plants, commonly known as "beestong" (Afrikaans) which translates to Ox Tongue, for its rough textured strap-shaped leaves, this is especially a character of Gasteria batesiana. There are about 25 recognised species and are predominantly found in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, but also known from the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. The genus is nearly endemic to South Africa, but is also recorded from Namibia and Swaziland.

Caring for your Gasteria

Pot: Do not over-pot your Gasteria, they like to grow in smaller containers, the plants are also more compact.

Soil: The plants prefer a well drained soil, a mixture of sandy soil with some organic matter

Light: The brighter the light the more colourful your plant. Gasterias can grow in shady to brighter conditions, however they are more compact and colourful when bright light is given. Avoid direct sunlight if the plant is not used to it.

Water: Your plant should dry out for a few days between watering. Over-watering can cause the leaves to burst and crack along the length. Avoid watering the coldest months of the year.

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