Gasterworthia "Royal Highness"
This is a lovely almost Haworthia (Tulista) like intergeneric hybrid between Gasteria and Haworthia. Small compact rosettes of upright dark green to almost black coloured leaves if grown in bright light.
Plant size: Well established propagations, about 4 to 5 cm high are offered.
x Gasterworthia is a genus name created by using part of both parent names (genus names), also indicated with an x to indicate its hybrid origin. Amongst the members of the Alooid genera (Aloaceae) there are endless possibility of hybridisation. The genera in this family generally easily hybridises and through selection nice cultivars are produced.
Caring for your Gasterworthia
Pot: Do not over-pot your Gasterworthia, 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. Like Gasterias the hybrids 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.