Plant and Seed Trading forum: Have: Gasteria excelsa

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Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
May 13, 2015 1:08 AM CST
This is the largest gasteria species, they can get to over 2'X2' easy, 3'x3' or large is possible!
They hail from Madagascar as opposed to Africa.
They reliably bloom for me once they reach about 1.5' tall.
Most gasteria form leaves opposite from one another, long, flat, spotted tongues :p
This one is no different when young, as it matures, it's leaves become very thick, triangled, erect, very smooth and eventually the leaves begin to grow in a whorl or spiral.
When mature they resemble an agave from the profile, but are distinctly different, I don't know of any plant quite like them, certainly unlike any other gasteria I've seen

I have several pups I can part with, mostly small pups around 4" across, I also have 2 very large leaves that can produce a vast amount of pups, they root very easily and are speedy robust growers for gasteria.
I'll add pics of mine soon but there's plenty of pics on line, I think in the database here too :D

I'm mostly interested in swapping for some small succulents, haworthia are at the top of the list!
Also Elephant ears.
Weird stuff, big leaves, I'm open to suggestion... Let me know what you have!
Thanks!
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Kentucky 😔 (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Cactus and Succulents Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Swayback
May 17, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Thumb of 2015-05-18/Swayback/cf7f32
Thumb of 2015-05-18/Swayback/55aaed
A group shot, note; many of the older leaves toward the base got burned back very badly, these plants, a few cacti and agaves were basically the only survivors, they were in an unheated greenhouse with a hole in the peak, it got down below zero a few nights, they were there for atleast 4 months, the whole winter! Their roots didn't even die, they weren't watered the entire time, likely the key to their survival. These plants are tough!
Thumb of 2015-05-18/Swayback/7246b5
Thumb of 2015-05-18/Swayback/5f7695
You can see the smaller plant still has flat, arching opposite leaves, these could be easily confused with several other gasteria at this stage, by next season this plant should begin to whorl and the leaves straighten and become triangled.
Thumb of 2015-05-18/Swayback/7ec4e9
This is s funny angle, I know, but it shows the very unique shape that the leaves take on once the start their mature growth pattern.

I'd love to see what these plants would do in a more suitable climate, I've only seen them available here in the states in seed form

If your interested just tree me, I'm game to try plenty of different kinds of plants!
Thanks for looking
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
[Last edited by Swayback - May 17, 2015 9:43 PM (+)]
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Ichy
Jul 8, 2016 1:15 AM CST
I know this is over a year old .....but I would love to have a G excelsa. I don't have a lot of haworthia now though. Do you have any pups to trade?
Thanks
Tim

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