Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants native to South Africa. Closely-related genera include Aloe and Haworthia. The genus is named for its stomach-shaped flowers and is part of the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae. Common names include cow-tongue cactus, lawyer's tongue, mother-in-law's tongue, ox-tongue.
Growing to 20cm, broad strap-like leaves with shark-skin texture, simple inflorescence, small red flowers in winter-summer. Does well in shady dry conditions. Sow spring.
USDA Zone - 9
Season to Sow - Spring
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