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Gasteria ‘Sakura Fuji’

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Scientific Name

Gasteria ‘Sakura Fuji’

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Gasteria

Description

Gasteria ‘Sakura Fuji’ is a very attractive, slow growing, succulent plant up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The leaves are tightly bunched, green, white and grey variegated and also shows some pink tones. The tips have ridges that give it almost a monstrose look. This plant will freely offset to form a clump.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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

Origin

Garden origin.

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