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Gasteraloe 'Green Ice'

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Scientific Name

x Gasteraloe 'Green Ice'

Synonyms

х Gastrolea 'Green Ice'

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Genus: x Gasteraloe

Description

x Gasteraloe 'Green Ice' is a fat-leafed succulent with blunt serrations along the leaf margin arising from a congested crown of offsets. The first offsets from the crown arise with leaf arrangement in a flat plane, but as the offset grows, it begins to fill in with leaves that approach a whorl, but never quite achieve it. The leaves have a green-gray base color marked with elongated stripes and dots of gray. It grows relatively slowly, can get quite large with time with rosettes up to 12 inches (30 cm) across.

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How to Grow and Care

Gasteria are often grouped with Haworthia because the plants have similar cultural requirements. Both are attractive, small succulents that can tolerate somewhat more shade than many succulents, which makes them more suitable as houseplants. Gasteria are susceptible to fungal infections, which usually appear as black spots on the leaves. These are the result of too much humidity or water on the leaves, but they should not spread too quickly. Gasteria have a natural defense mechanism against such fungal attacks and attack the invading organism and seal off the wounded spot. In general, any place where Haworthia and Aloe thrive will be hospitable to a Gasteria.

Gasteria are small, shallow-rooted, and relatively slow-growing. They are often grown in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Gasteria

Origin

x Gasteraloe 'Green Ice' is a hybrid between Gasteria 'Little Warty' and Gonialoe variegata (formerly known as Aloe variegata).

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