How to grow Gasteria

Gasteria growing leaf plant succulent of the genus Gasteria, Gasteria perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves color green, green with purple, red or yellow, leaves can with white, green, red spots or stripes, leaves can be with bumps in tongue shape.

Gasteria flower

Flower color red with yellow or green in bell shape flowers grow on stems in clusters.

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Requirements for Gasteria growing and care:

Well drained soil,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems

Size of the plant?
5-9 cm, 2-4 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Red flowers with yellow or green in the bottom in bell shape flowers grow on stems in clusters

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