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Lawyer's tongue

Gasteria spp.

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Also known as

Dutch wings

Gastrolea beguinii-yercaud-salem-India by Yercaud-elango (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H2-H1c

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

50cm

5cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Lawyer's tongue Overview

Originally from South Africa, the genus Gasteria contains around 26 succulent perennial species with characteristic tongue-shaped foliage arranged in rosettes. Flowers are interesting, shaped like stomachs and usually bicoloured red and green-orange. This genus readily hybridises with species in the closely related genera, Aloe and Haworthia. Adapted to dry, sandy soils, Gasteria are considered fairly easy to grow and are popular houseplants.

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Cuttings

Seed

Division

Special features of Lawyer's tongue

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Pot plant

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Flowers and foliage.