Gasteria
Gasteria rawlinsonii

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Gasteria (gas-TAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: rawlinsonii

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Carlsbad, California

Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 7, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a unique looking Gasteria with rounded, distichous dull green leaves that are only 1/2" in width. The plant tends to grow up until it gets top heavy and then it droops (grows on cliff faces in the wild of South Africa) and hangs down. It's a great Gasteria for hanging baskets. It looks a bit like a succulent orchid in shape.