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. Gasteria species are grown in well-drained, sandy soils in light shade. Germination usually occurs within 8 days but may take as long as one month depending on the species.
Featuring linear triangular spotted leaves. Flowers winter-spring.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Spring
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