Gasteria batesiana var. dolomitica "Inyoka"
EVJ 15081, Ostend, near Penge, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Gasteria batesiana var. dolomitica is the northern most occurring Gasteria.
One of the best var. dolomitica cultivars with dark green leaves with contrasting white bands.
It was given the cultivar name "Inyoka", the Zulu word for snake, for its snake-like appearance.
Plant size: Well established propagations, about 5 to 7 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.