Gasteria Durban - PiccoloGasteria durban
[ Pot Size: 5'' | Height: 6'' - 8'' ]
Plants in the Gasteria genus are mostly small, low-growing succulents with a distinctive look. Many varieties have textures leaves that are covered in white bands or warts. The leaves' flattened, stiff, and thick characteristics lead to common names such as ox tongue or cow tongue.
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- Geographic Origin: South Africa
- Features: Low Maintenance
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Great For: Bright Sunlight
Plant Care Guide
As with most succulents, Gasteria grow best in full sun or partial shade. In hot summers, more shade may be necessary.
Gasteria are very drought-tolerant and require the soil to mostly dry out between waterings. However, if plants go too long without water their leaves will shrivel and pucker.
Level of Care
Easy! Just place in bright sunlight and don't overwater.
Gasterias remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed once a year in the spring with a mild cactus fertilizer.
Normal household temperatures 60-80°F are best. When grown outdoors, plants are hardy in USDA zones 9-10.
Use a well-draining cactus/palm potting mix.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune damaged areas by cutting to the base. To propagate, cut offset pups from the parent plant and allow to dry 24 hours before repotting.
Yes! Gasterias generally pose no risk if consumed by pets.