Gasteria tess

A crown of pride

Of an outstanding quality and distinctive due to its colour structure, symmetrical crown and sharp edges, the Gasteraloe tessa has a sweet look to it. Its leaves feature a pattern that ranges from dark green to yellow.

Born in South Africa

The Gasteria belongs to the family of the Affodilfamilie (Asphodelaceae) and grows mostly in South Africa and Namibië. This area consists of jagged rocky mountains, but also of vast hilly landscapes. The Gasteria generally grows on the shadow side. The Gasteria also stores water in its thick leaves, which enable it to withstand long droughts. Its growth season is in the winter months, when it is dark, cold and rainy. At that time the plant starts growing, while in the summer the plant is at rest. A Gasteria variety distinguishes itself by the leaf pattern. Often they are white stripes or spots.

FAMILY Asphodelaceae
GENUS Gasteraloe
Aloe x Gasteria duval
TRADE NAME Gasteria duval tess


Sun: In principle the plant can be put in almost any place in the house you like: from the window sill on the north side to the bedroom, as long as it is not in full sun.
Location: Partial shade or shade
Water: The plant needs little water, let the soil dry out before watering again. Water every two weeks in summer and every month in winter.
Intended for decoration and not for consumption.