PlantsGasteria→Gasteria (Gasteria excelsa)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Gasteria
Give a thumbs up Ox Tongue

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 16 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 16 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Inflorescence Height: 12 to 24 inches
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Species ID by HamiltonSquare Jan 13, 2018 11:34 AM 6
Succulent and Cactus Chat for 2014 by gg5 Sep 12, 2018 3:08 PM 1,322
My Newest by AR Dec 20, 2013 1:59 PM 41
Haworthias! Growin 'em and showin 'em! Join in! by Swayback May 17, 2015 10:56 PM 176
Swaybacks elephant ear sale by Swayback Sep 12, 2015 7:03 PM 31

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Red Dragonfly on lotus stem"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.