Gasteria hybrid
G. "Blue Ox" x G. disticha var. robusta

$24.00

Choice Gasteria hybrid

Once off, individual plant

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Description

Gasteria hybrid 

G. "Blue Ox" x G. disticha var. robusta

A beautiful short and broad leaved seedling. Nice blue-grey color like the mother plant.

There is only this one, seed-grown.

The plant in the photos are the one that is for sale.

Plant size offered: It is a strong plant with two offsets, it is about 7,5 cm wide from leaf tip to tip

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.

For a list of the recognised Gasteria species, please read Gasteria Species Checklist.

 

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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