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Gasteria - Batesiana

Gasteria - Batesiana


Gasteria Batesiana is a charming small succulent with extremely rough dark green leaves with dense white spots arranged in transverse bands. It grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter, producing offsets from the base to form small groups. Leaves are distichous at first, becoming rosulate with age. They are firm but brittle, triangular to linear, spreading to recurved, up to 7.2 inches (18 cm) long, and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) wide at the base.


Flowers are narrow-elliptic, up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long, light pink with the upper half white with green striations. They appear on erectly spreading and curved racemose inflorescences in spring but occasionally throughout the year.


These plants are often grouped with Haworthias because the plants have similar cultural requirements. Both are attractive, small succulents that can tolerate somewhat more shade than many succulents, making them more suitable as houseplants.


Gasterias are susceptible to fungal infections, which usually appear as black spots on the leaves. These result from too much humidity or water on the leaves, but they should not spread too quickly. They have a natural defense mechanism against such fungal attacks, attack the invading organism and seal off the wounded spot. In general, any place where Haworthia and Aloe thrive will be hospitable to a Gasteria.



* Picture and information intended only as a guide.  Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.


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