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Gasteria 'Ox-Tongue'

Gasteria 'Ox-Tongue'

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The Gasteria obliqua 'Ox-Tongue' is a captivating houseplant admired for its thick, tongue-shaped leaves. The foliage features a rich green color with distinctive white speckles or bands, creating a unique and textured appearance. This Gasteria exhibits a compact, rosette growth habit and when fully mature, 'Ox-Tongue' typically reaches a height of approximately 6-12 inches.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Gasteria durban

Common: Ox-Tongue, Cow-Tongue, Lawyer's Tongue , Mother-In-Law's Tongue.

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Fertilize sparingly, once in the spring and once in the summer.
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • In low light conditions, it may become elongated and lose its compact form.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asphodelaceae family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 900 species.
  • Native to South Africa.
  • Gasteria can be easily propagated through offsets (pups) that form around the base of the plant. Simply separate the pups and plant them in their own pots.
  • Gasteria produces tubular, bell-shaped flowers on long stems, typically in the spring. The flowers are often pink, red, or orange and attract pollinators like hummingbirds.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance

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