Gasteria Verrucosa

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Type: Plants

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Family

Asphodelaceae

Native

South Africa. Endemic to Western Cape

Description

Long known and very popular among succulent fanciers is a peculiar looking plant with two-ranked, dull-green, leaves densely roughened with small, pearly-white excrescences and with grooved upper surfaces. It is probably the best-known example of a Gasteria species with very rough leaves. Stemless, Leaves can be upto15 cm long, 1-5 cm wide at the base, fleshy, triangular-lanceolate, rarely tongue-shaped, leaf apex obtuse or acute.

Environment

Bright light, but not direct sunlight.. White or yellow leaves usually signify too much sun. Water evenly and generously in the summer, letting the soil media dry out between waterings. In the winter, reduce watering, but do not stop watering. Never allow water to collect in between the leaves. Use a fast-draining potting soil mixed with sand.

Landscape Uses

Make excellent potted plants and also these species grows on rocky outcrops and are good houseplants, in grasslands or pampas, on plains and walls.


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