Gasteria excelsa
GIANT GASTERIA, COW TONGUE
Xanthorrhoeaceae-Asphodeloideae

 
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Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or succulent

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
0.6m
Plant habit
 
0.8m

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Pruning: Remove spent flower stems & leaves as they form.

 
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Gasteria excelsa
GIANT GASTERIA, COW TONGUE
Xanthorrhoeaceae-Asphodeloideae

 

  Plant type: evergreen soft-wooded perennial or succulent

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost
0.6m
Plant habit
 
0.8m

FEATURES

Flowers: peach & green

Flowering Time: early spring to early summer

Leaves: glossy; dark green; spotted grey-green


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, contemporary & dry style designs

Uses: pot, accents

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: hummingbird, rabbit resistant






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