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Gasteria
Gasteria ellaphieae

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Gasteria (gas-TAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: ellaphieae (el-la-FY-aye) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Mottled

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Reseda, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 29, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rare species from S AFrica. Succulent rosette of short, thick, stiff, slightly arched dark green leaves heavily peppered with white spots (giving a pale green effect). This is one of my favorite species. Stays relatively small and very neat, ornamental look. Flowers a deep red-orange in spring and look like G glomerata flowers, though inflorescence upright as opposed to lateral in orientation.