Ox Tongue, Ruigte Beestong (Afr.)
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Gasterias are succulent plants with flattened strap-shaped leaves arranged in rosettes or opposite pairs. G. bicolor is a medium-sized, perennial, succulent. They are water-wise and make excellent houseplants.
Pick flowers fresh to nibble on.
Sow seed fresh. Germination within 3 weeks! Use a sandy soil mixture.
Leafs can be easily teared off the base and place in sandy soil to root. Allow to dry first on a windowsill for a few days!
Sunbirds are the pollinator of Gasterias.
South Africa, East Cape thickets
Semi-Arid with rainfall summer and winter
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Flowers are edible.
Pink, Cream, Green
Problem free if not overwatered. Aphids in the crown can disturb the growth.