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Gasteria pillansii – Succulent Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Product Name
1 Gasteria pillansii
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black/White)

325.00 400.00

Estimated delivery date 2021/06/28
1,005.00 for 3 item(s)

Description

Gasteria pillansii is succulent plant native to the arid winter-rainfall regions in the far west of South Africa and Namibia. It is a nice succulent plant with thick, heavily spotted tongue-like leaves. It proliferate from subterraneous stolons and forms clumps, with up to 150 plants per group and up to 1 m wide.

Roots are succulent. The leaves are fleshy, especially after rain, in two opposite rows (distichous), 20-200 mm long and 15-50 mm broad at the base, and are strap-shaped (lorate), ascending to spreading. The leaves are mottled with white spots in transverse bands, and a white cartilaginous tuberculate margin. The hard, leathery leaf tip is rounded.

Plant Specifications

Common Name Cattle tongue, Ox-tongue, Cow-tongue cactus
Maximum Reachable Height 15-20 cm
Flower Colour Reddish orange
Bloom Time November to April.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • Natural indirect / artificial bright light is ideal for plant growth.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Gasteria pillansii Special Feature

Beautiful foliage.

Gasteria pillansii Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • This plant can be used as contrasting foliage in succulent plantings, cactus gardens or xeriscape plantings
  • It is also pretty used as edging for dry borders and in rock gardens
  • It can be kept in pots too, provided the soil drains well.

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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