Cow-Tongue Cactus
Gasteria
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Does not need fertilizer.
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.2 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate desert

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Names

Other common names Lawyer's Tongue, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Ox-Tongue
Family Xanthorrhoeaceae

Characteristics

Growth form herb
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • green
  • red
  • yellow
Leaf color
  • white
  • green