x Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’
x Gasterhaworthia ‘Rosava’ is a compact succulent up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, with dark-green leaves with white to cream raised dots. The color fades in the center of the rosette which can develop a pink to red hue. The leaves are fleshy, fat, smooth and rather glossy. It forms a stunning, compact yet non-uniform rosette up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
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. When the cluster has outgrown its dish, repot in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
Gasteria can be propagated at repotting time using offsets from the mother plant or from leaf cuttings, depending on the species… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Gasteria
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