Gasteria

A succulent that’s quite easy to grow.
Common name : Gasteria
Scientific name : Gasteria spp.
Family : Xanthorrhoeaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Minimal water
Minimal water
Small pots
Small pots
Full description for Gasteria spp. not yet available.

Sowing & planting

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F
M
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M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Flowering

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F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 9a
Height 15 - 100
pH 6.5 - 7

Plant my gasteria

Gasteria is an excellent potted plant - even in dry terrarium! It grows relatively well in low light, but will also easily accept a window sill, as long as it is not under direct sunlight. It tolerates poor, well-drained substrates because its fleshy roots can rot if drainage is insufficient - so typically use a lot of coarse gravel, coarse sand - and requires little care!

Water my gasteria

Water a little, but regularly, allowing the substrate to dry slightly, especially in summer. Indeed, in the heat of summer, when your gasteria starts to rest, the water can end up causing root rot. At home in South Africa, the winter is quite dry, so it will need less water in winter.

Prune my gasteria

Remove the dry or damaged rosettes from time to time.

Propagate my gasteria

Gasteria is easy to propagate by cutting - especially in the summer, before the plant is put to rest. Single leaves, or even a broken part, planted with their base touching moist compost will root and produce a whole plant. It takes time, but success is almost guaranteed!

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