PlantsGasteria→Ox-Tongue (Gasteria)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 6, 2012 7:58 AM

There are 75+ species of this succulent genus. Related to the Aloe, they also have long-lasting, tubular flowers borne sparsely on long stems. In fact, the genus is named for the stomach-shaped flowers. The seedpods ripen from green to brown.

Gasterias are native to southern and southwestern Africa where some grow in sun while others grow in shade.

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