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A picture of a Suurberg Ox-Tongue

Suurberg Ox-Tongue

Gasteria baylissiana

Also known as


Full Shade
Moderate care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Suurberg Ox-Tongue

Growing in habitat
Illustration by Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst
Witteberg Gorge habitat of this plant
Growing in a pot in Kirstenbosch

Suurberg Ox-Tongue Overview

Gasteria baylissiana is a beautiful, dwarf, aloe-like, succulent-leaved perennial, endemic to the rocky Wittetrivier Gorge (Suurberg) in the northwestern corner of the Addo Elephant National Park, in the Eastern Cape Province. It is popular, and thrives in cultivation. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape.

Special features of Suurberg Ox-Tongue

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Pot plant