Gasteria tessa

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 Gasteria
GENUS
duval
PLANT PATENT  ‘OVROCKS02’ (Patent by OVATA)
TRADE NAME Gasteria duval tessa

CAREtips

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.