Gasteria ‘Little Warty’
Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ is a small succulent plant with attractive leaf color that clumps easily and not so little in time, but slow. The white and green color along with it hard plastic appearance make it looks very unusual. It is indeed quite unstable and several slightly different clones and growing forms are available. The leaves are distichous or more or less spiraled, firm, bright green (to dark-green in full sun) with raised pale silvery-green or pale olive-green stripes and edge with lots of pearly tubercles (warts) in the upper and under sides. The roots are thick with little branching.
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.
It is a cross between Gasteria batesiana and Gasteria ‘Old Man Silver’ which was obtained by the Australian hybridizer David Cumming.
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