Check out the Most Beautiful Types of Gasteria Varieties in India that you can grow with ease. They make for great tabletop and windowsill plants too!
Here’s an exclusive list of some stunning Types of Gasteria Varieties that you must definitely include in your plant collection if you love succulents!
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Also popular as the Cow’s Tongue or Ox Tongue plants, thanks to the texture of the foliage with unique patterns and colors, these succulents are native to southern Africa, which makes them perfect to be grown in a climate like India.
They share their resemblance with aloe and the growing requirements of these two plants are also the same.
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Best Types of Gasteria Varieties to Grow in India
Following are some of the most popular Gasteria variants that can be grown in your garden.
1. Dune Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria acinacifolia
This is the largest species found in this genus with sharp, light green leaves that are long and have a lanceolate shape with white spots. It does best in bright sunlight.
2. Armstrong Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria nitida var. armstrongii
The small leaves and compact size of this plant make it perfect for small spaces. Give it plenty of sunlight and it will also grow some beautiful flowers.
3. Knoppies Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria batesiana
Its foliage has a disk shape and a brittle to rustic texture. This specimen can tolerate low light conditions, which makes it great for indoors.
4. Ox-Tongue Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria brachyphylla
This plant looks fantastic with its short, broad, and strap-like leaves. They bloom with pink flowers and can tolerate low light conditions.
5. Bredasdorp / Keeled Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria carinata
It is a small specimen of the Gasteria genus with triangular and sharp leaves with white-green spots. They grow best under bright but indirect light.
6. Great Karoo ox-tongue
Botanical Name: Gasteria disticha
Also popular as Great Karoo Ox Tongue Succulent, its strap-shaped, green, smooth leaves have wavy margins. It stays compact and grows 5-8 inches wide and tall.
7. Ox Tongue Little Warty
Botanical Name: Gasteria ‘Little Warty’
These succulents are a smaller variety of the Gasteria genus. They stay compact and grow up to 4-8 inches wide and tall, making them perfect for windowsills.
8. Kouga Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria glomerata
Famous as Kouga Gasteria, this is one of the smaller of the lot. Its size makes it best to grow in small pots and you can also maintain it in coffee or tea cups to add more to its appearance!
9. Dwarf Ox-Tongue
Botanical Name: Gasteria Liliputana
Also popular as Dwarf Ox Tongue, it looks strikingly similar to aloe vera, and people also confuse it for the same. It grows best in bright and indirect light.
10. Bathurst Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria nitida
The tongue shaped leaves of this succulent are shiny and have a rough texture with a waxy surface. It also blooms dark red-pink flowers during summers.
11. Lawyer’s Tongue Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria Verrucosa
It has long and dark green succulent leaves with white spots and red tips. The plant also glows bell-shaped flowers on small spikes when exposed to plenty of bright light.
12. Namaqua Gasteria
Botanical Name: Gasteria pillansii
Another cute and small variety, it has deep green leaves and white spots. It grows best in well-draining soil and also grows small flowers!