Kouga River Gasteria
Also known as
This plant has no fragrance
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Kouga River Gasteria Overview
Gasterias are part of the Aloe family. The very small plants with interesting leaves have edible flowers that make them different from the rest of the Aloe family. The shape of the flowers reminds of a stomach, which is the origin of the latin name 'Gasteria'. Wonderful waterwise potplants too! They are clusterforming on cliffs in the natural habitat.
Common problems with Kouga River Gasteria
Pest and disease free if not overwatered. Aphids in the crown can disturb the growth.
How to harvest Kouga River Gasteria
Pick flowers fresh to nibble on. To harvest seed pick the whole inflorescence and place in a dry bag. The capsule will have time to mature.
How to propagate Kouga River Gasteria
Sow seed fresh. Germination within 3 weeks! Use a sandy soil mixture.
Tear leafs off the plant and place in dry enviroment to heal (like a windowsil) . Place in well-draining sand mix to root.
Special features of Kouga River Gasteria
Once established it will endure severe drought.
The interesting leaves make them popular as potplants that do not mind the low light inside buildings.
Sunbirds are the pollinators.
Other uses of Kouga River Gasteria
The flowers of Gasterias are edible.