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Gasteria acinacifolia

Coast Ox Tongue

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Gasteria acinacifolia
Principal Common Name Coast Ox Tongue
Common Name(s)
Description Gasteria acinacifolia is the largest of all Gasteria species, strictly coastal and ideal for coastal gardens. It is recognized by its large rosette of linear-lanceolate, spotted leaves, flat-topped flowering panicles and large, tubular flowers.
General Comments
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 1 - 2 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Smooth : Stiff : Thick
Form Succulent
Flower Color Cream : Green : Pink : Red
Flower Time Apr : May : June : Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Part Sun : Morning Sun : Afternoon Sun : Partial Shade : Light Shade : Full sun on coast - shade inland desert
Soil Preferences Loam : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Birds : Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Form : Oddity : Seaside tolerant

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