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Gasteria glomerata

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Also commonly known as the Ox Tongue plant or Kouga gasteria, Gasteria glomerata belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. This is a stemless succulent with rounded clusters or small rosettes formed by its grey-green strap-shaped leaves. It is a native of South Africa, growing as high as 1.5 cm to 4 cm. It is a slow-growing plant and is not frost-hardy. In spring, it bears inflorescences that are covered by pendant-shaped orange flowers. The dwarf ox tongue succulent prefers shade for best growth but should be exposed to at least two hours of sun. it is winter-dormant.

Growth Rate

This is a slow-growing succulent.

Flowering

The Ox Tongue succulent bears inflorescences in the spring season which are covered by small pendant-shaped orange flowers.

Watering

Water the succulent once or twice a month. Feed it liquid organic fertilizer during the growing season.

Soil

The soil for the dwarf ox tongue succulent should be gritty and well-drained. The soil should be two parts sand and one part clay or loam.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for ox tongue is 9b to 11b. It is not frost-hardy.

Light

Gasteria glomerata prefers shade but needs a bit of full sun exposure too so that the roots do not rot.

Propagation

The best way to propagate the succulent is via seeds or leaf cuttings.

Caution: Gasteria glomerata is a non-toxic succulent. But the sap can be irritating for some. It is best to wear gardening gloves when handling the plant.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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