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

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
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.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana.
 
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