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Gasteria 'SMG Big' - Gasteria 'SMG Big'

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Gasteria 'SMG Big' - Big Gasteria - A large Gasteria that grows to 18 inches tall by 2 feet+ wide with upright thick 1 foot long dark green leaves that tapper towards the tips and have light spotting. In late summer into fall appear branching inflorescences holding 1 inch long dangling pink flowers in mass in a long sideways panicle. The flowers are tubular with a swollen pink base lightning toward greenish white at the slightly flaring petal tips. Can grow in cool coastal full sun where foliage turns reddish but best in part sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigated only occasionally late spring to fall. Hardy to at least 25 F. This plant is an easy to grow Gasteria that can be planted in the ground or used as a potted specimen. This plant was seedling that appeared in our Gasteria collection in 2010. It resembles the larger forms of Gasteria croucheri or Gasteria acinacifolia. The name for the genus comes from the Greek word 'gaster' meaning "stomach", in reference to the swollen shape of the base of the flower.  Information displayed on this page about  Gasteria 'SMG Big' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.