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Products > Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana
 
Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana - Dwarf Ox-tongue
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana (Dwarf Ox-tongue) A small succulent plant that forms a tight cluster of spirally-arranged, narrow spotted leaves. The flowers, which can appear most any time but primarily in late winter and spring, are a pink-orange expanded tube with green petals that rise barely above the foliage on an unbranched inflorescence. This diminutive (3 - 4 inches tall and wide) plant is great in rock gardens and cool, shady spots. It is hardy to about 30-32 F. This plant is a rare endemic of mountainous area of the Eastern Cape near Grahamstown where it grows in the understory of thickets with many other succulents in shallow quartzitic sandstone soils.  The information on this page is based on our library and online research, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others, and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Gasteria bicolor liliputana.
 
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