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Gasteria acinacifolia- 3in

Gasteria acinacifolia- 3in

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Gasteria acinacifolia, commonly known as Dune Gasteria or Coast Ox-tongue, is a succulent plant native to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Part of the Gasteria genus in the Asphodelaceae family, it resembles Aloe species and is prized for its ease of care and attractive appearance. Characterized by rosettes of triangular leaves with dense white spots, the plant's thick, tapering leaves resemble a scimitar. Typically staying under 30 cm when grown indoors, mature plants can reach up to 1 meter in height. Pendant orange flowers, blooming from winter to spring, enhance its ornamental value and attract hummingbirds. Endemic to coastal regions, it adapts to various habitats, thriving in sandy dunes near the sea. Gasteria acinacifolia prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, tolerating temperatures between 16°C – 25°C (60°F – 77°F). Water sparingly in summer and more frequently in winter, ensuring the soil dries out completely between waterings to prevent root rot. Drought-tolerant, it can withstand periods of neglect and benefits from good drainage. Propagation is possible through offsets or seeds released from pollinated flowers, making it a popular choice for terrariums, coastal gardens, or container cultivation.

Current Height: 6 in

Container Size: 3in

USDA Zones: 9b-11

Frost Tenderness: 25 °F

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