(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Gasteria armstrongii is one of the slow growing and rarer Gasterias with dark green leaves. It contains some of the most handsome individual clones of any species. Is miniature succulent with short, rounded and thick rosettes of two to four leaves up to 10 in diameter. Old specimens cluster naturally with new plants around the original.
Leaves: Distichous (grow in two planes only), dark green to nearly black that can take maroon-red colouring in full sun.
Blooming season: Summer.
They are slow growing but long-lived plants of easy culture which makes them a good houseplant and can be an excellent subject for the beginning gasteriaphile (it can grow easily on window sills, verandas and in miniature succulent gardens where they are happy to share their habitat with other smaller succulent plants, or in outdoor rockeries) Need light shade to shade, but will take full sun part of the day. (with some sun exposure the leaf develops a nice reddish tint and remain compact) During the hot summer months, the soil should be kept moist but not overly wet. During the winter months, water only when the soil becomes completely dry. Frost hardy to -1°C
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