Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Gasteria Species Confirmation

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Name: Lindsey
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Jan 23, 2018 7:14 PM CST

So I'm not familiar with gasteria species whatsoever, I tend to stick to my Euphorbias lol. Bought this at Walmart today (of all places), a pretty common plant I've seen in many stores. My friend suggested that it's Gasteria liliputana but I know a lot of them look similar so I was looking for a confirmation. Thanks! Smiling
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Name: Karen
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Jan 23, 2018 7:30 PM CST
It has a different name.
Gasteria liliputana
I'm not good enough to ID gasterias. Do you think that is the ID?
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Name: Daisy I
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Jan 23, 2018 10:54 PM CST
I have a Gasteria that looks a lot like that but I have learned 2 things in the last 40 years (since I grew mine from a seed):

1. There are WAY too many Gasterias.

2. Someone started hybridizing them with something else making the whole subject really confusing (at least to me).

Good luck on that! Smiling
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Name: Kristi
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Jan 23, 2018 11:10 PM CST
I agree, a true ID will be hard to find. Gasteria has too many hybrids and also crosses freely with aloes as well.

When a box store sells succulents, odds are it is one of the hybrids that multiplies freely. And of course it is offered up with no ID.

If I'm not mistaken, liliputana indicates dwarf. It is hard to tell from the photo what the length of leaves are on your Gasteria. Perhaps it is, or at the very least a cross.

I would say enjoy it for what it is...
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