Ox Tongue
Gasteria glomerata

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Gasteria (gas-TAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: glomerata (glahm-er-AH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Grenoble,

Phoenix, Arizona

Carlsbad, California

Reseda, California

Spring Valley, California

Tarzana, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Suckering succulent with slight pebbly stiff, glaucous leaves- a beautiful plant. If slowly accliimated, it can take a good deal of sun. One of the more resistant Gasteria to fungal leaf spot- relatively easly plant to keep good looking. This is a slow growing species but one of the best for filling a pot and having it flow over the edges eventually. It's a profuse suckerer. Flowers typical for Gasterias but with more orange than most: small, dainty, ewer- shaped orange flowers with green-brown tips (bicolor).