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PlantFiles: Pearl Aloe, Lizard Tail, Gasteraloe
X Gasteraloe batesiana x variegata

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: X Gasteraloe (gas-ter-AL-oh) (Info)
Species: batesiana x variegata


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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive baiissatva On Nov 25, 2009, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

I think I actually have this plant which is great because I bought it at a homewares shop and had no idea what it was. Grown indoors these hybrids are beautiful fat, glossy, spotty, pebbly things with the added bonus of a nice flower raceme. Ill post pics of mine.
Not 100% sure this is the exact cross, but it looks a little aloe-ish and the flowers are definitely more aloe than gasteria, though the bumpiness and non-whorl junior phase say gasteria.
I know absolutely bugger all about gasterias tho', so please let me know if you think it's something else!

I just water when I think of it and have kept mine in dappled windowsill shade up til now; it is a lovely dark emerald green which is colouring up with coppery sun stress colours since Ive moved it to a sunnier position.
It's about 10cm tall x wide. Pups moderately. Flowers early summer (now).
A really cute potplant and probably ok outside in a sheltered position.

Neutral palmbob On Feb 24, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Looks mostly like the Gasteria, but somewhat spotted like the aloe.


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


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