Plant Database forum: Gasteraloe 'Pauline'

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 30, 2014 12:17 AM CST
Hi Zuzu How are you??? Please create this database entry I got it from Arid Lands nursery they don't have hybridizer info here is the link
https://www.aridlands.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=112...

Thank you
Cheers
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2014 1:29 AM CST

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Hi, Greg. I'm fine. Same ol', same ol'. Here's your entry.

Gasteraloe (XGasteraloe 'Pauline')
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 30, 2014 1:46 AM CST
Thanks Zuzu!!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 30, 2014 2:02 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Oct 31, 2014 6:18 PM CST
That's a nice looking plant. I only have one Gasteria that I got this year. I like it, but the squirrels tasted it to see if they liked it. Fortunately they didn't, but the effects of the taste test will take a while to disappear. I haven't overwintered it yet, but it should do okay. I won't (hopefully) let it freeze, so it just needs to sit until spring during the really cold weather months and then go back outside.
Donald
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 31, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Hi Donald, these plants don't like too much cold (they're from the southern part of africa)
This one is a hybrid between gasteria and aloe here is another photo - I'm going to add to the database
Cheers I tip my hat to you.


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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Oct 31, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Yes. The plants from S. Africa are an interesting collective. A lot are low water plants, but otherwise they have tropical rain forest characteristics where they prefer warm growing conditions. They are usually not too hard to grow if you don't kill them by giving them water. When my conditions have gotten unreasonably hot, I've killed some just by giving them water. I've learned when the heat is really excessive in the triple digits F, to not yield to the impulse to give them water no matter how stressed they look. It was a hard lesson. I killed overnight a jade plant that I'd had for more than two decades. At the same time, I finished off four other plants at the same time. Just by giving them water. It only took the one soaking and they were done. If the temps get above 100F, I tend to not water any more. It's hard to give too much water to a tropical rain forest plant, but a warm dry climate plant must go into some kind of dormant stage in excessive heat that makes the water lethal.
Donald
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 31, 2014 8:59 PM CST
Yes you are right that they go into a dormant state, and many aloe and haworthia and gasteria are winter growers so its even more likely that they don't want water at that time!! I don't like losing plants but it is a good way for us to learn what to do to care for these!!! Thumbs up
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Oct 31, 2014 9:07 PM CST
I've read that about them being winter growers. I can't tell about the growing part, but one of the haworthias bloomed all last winter. It added pups this summer and now it's putting up multiple stalks. I wish I had a better place to stow it during the winter, but I don't.
Donald
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 31, 2014 9:10 PM CST
Donald I'd love to see photos, that sounds really nice! :tiphat:
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Nov 1, 2014 11:02 PM CST
Greg,

I didn't take any photos last winter while it was blooming. Here's one from today and you can see two buds. There are actually four buds. The new pups seem quite willing to put on buds. The parent plant actually tried to have three bloom stalks last year, but one got broken off and I removed the third one when I took it outside for the summer, so only one stalk bloomed. Lots of little greenish striped bells if I remember correctly. This was labeled Haworthia mirabilis V. Badia when I acquired it.
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Donald
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 2, 2014 2:01 AM CST
Donald isn't that a lovely plant!! Makes sense about the bell shaped green striped blooms, that is what mine have also!! Thanks for sharing the photo! I really like these plants, they're smallish so I can plant several in one pot!! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Nov 2, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Yeah, it's small. I'm wondering how long it will take to more or less fit the size of the pot. It's just a 6" pot. I hate when it gets chewed on, though. There's no repairing the damage and it grows so slowly that it's visible for a long time. The big chunks were by a squirrel. They didn't like it, but the damage was done. Hanging the pot remedied that. The small damage is from grasshoppers. They don't seem to pick the plant out for consumption, but they occasionally will give it a try. There isn't any good protection from them when it's outside.
Donald

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