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Scientific name

Gasteria 'Little Warty'

scientific classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae 

Origin: It is a cross between Gasteria BatesianaxGasteria 'Old Man Silver' 

which was obtained by the Australian hybridizer David Cumming.i



Gasteria 'Little Warty' is a small succulent plant with attractively colored leaves that sprout easily and not so little, but slow to develop. The white and green color together with the hard plastic appearance gives it a very unusual look. It is actually quite unstable and therefore several clones and slightly different growth forms are available. The leaves are more or less spirally arranged, firm, light green (to dark green in full sun) with raised stripes of pale silvery green or pale olive green and edges with lots of bumps (warts). The roots are thick with little branching.


how to care

Gasteria are often grouped with Haworthia because the plants have similar cultural requirements. Both are attractive, small, and can tolerate a little more shade than many other succulents, which makes them best suited as houseplants. Gasteria are susceptible to fungal infections, which usually appear as black spots on leaves. These are the result of too much moisture or water on the leaves, but they don't spread too quickly as Gasteria has a natural defense mechanism that attacks the invading organism and seals the wounded spot. In general, any place where Haworthia and Aloe thrive will be suitable for a Gasteria.


The genus is native to South Africa, where they grow in conditions of light shade and excellent drainage. As a result, they are adapted to relatively lower light conditions than some better-known succulents and make good houseplants.

Depending on the species, Gasteria leaves are often marked with interesting patterns and coloration. One species, Gasteria verrucosa (G. carinata var. verrucosa), has wart-like growths on its leaves.


Culture Conditions

Light: Bright, but not direct solar. These grow in conditions similar to Haworthia succulents. White or yellow leaves usually mean too much sun. 

Watering: Evenly and generously in summer, allowing the substrate to dry out between waterings. In winter, reduce watering every two months, but do not stop watering. Never allow water to collect between the leaves. 

Temperature: Warmer summers, but cold in winter (10°C). During warmer weather, the Gasteria's leaves may become a lighter, shinier color or the plant may bloom with small, colorful, sac-shaped flowers. 

Substrate: Use a cactus mix with very fast drainage or substrate mixed with sand. 

Fertilizer: Fertilize during the summer growing season with acactus fertilizer. Do not feed during the winter.


Gasteria 'Little Warty'

SKU: P1983
  • Vase 12 cm  Total Height 00 cm

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