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Ox-Tongue

Gasteria spp.

Also known as

Lawyer's tongue, Dutch wings

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

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

10b-11b

USDA zone

2°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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Ox-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.

Common problems with Ox-Tongue

How to propagate Ox-Tongue

Cuttings

Seed

Division

Special features of Ox-Tongue

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Ox-Tongue

Flowers and foliage.