Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue
Also known as
Klein Karoo Beestong, Boesmanrys, Waaierbeestong (Afr.)
This plant has no fragrance
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Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue Overview
Medium-sized succulent with interesting leaves. Waterwise and popular pot plant from the dry Klein Karoo areas in South Africa. Similar to Gasteria disticha, but with smooth, shiny leaves. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Common problems with Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue
Generally pest free, but they can be affected by fungi, rotting and sunburn.
How to harvest Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue
How to propagate Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue
Sow seed in well-draining medium and cover slightly with a layer sand. They should germinate in 3 weeks. Use a fungiscide to limit rots!
Divide clusters of plants and replant the individuals.
Leaf cuttings with a heel can be left to callus for a week and then be plated in a well-draining potting soil.
Special features of Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue
Sunbirds are the pollinator of Gasterias.
Other uses of Klein Karoo Ox-Tongue
Flowers are edible