ex. The Heads, Knysna, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Growing on steep rock ledges overlooking the beautiful ocean is home for this interesting form.
In the distribution range of the larger typical form lies this unusual smaller form with greyer densely spotted leaves. The inflorescences are also smaller.
Plant size: Well established propagations, about 7 to 10 cm from tip to tip are offered.
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.