Choose a country to see content specific to your location

Skip to main content
A picture of a Keeled Ox-Tongue

Keeled Ox-Tongue

Gasteria carinata

Also known as

Bredasdorp Gasteria, Bredasdorp-Beestong

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Keeled Ox-Tongue

Gasteria carinata growing in its natural habitat (Near Bredasdorp, W. Cape)
G. carinata var. glabra
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria carinata growing in its natural habitat (Near Bredasdorp, W. Cape).

Keeled Ox-Tongue Overview

Gasteria carinata is a small to medium-sized aloe-like plant bearing triangular, mottled, channelled leaves and racemes of pinkish flowers during spring. It is endemic to the eastern part of the Western Cape, growing in dry fynbos vegetation. It thrives in cultivation and is easily grown from leaf cuttings or seed. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Special features of Keeled Ox-Tongue

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Pot plant