Gasteraloe and August
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Check out this cute hybrid plant
Gasteraloe is a hybrid between an Aloe and a Gasteria. The native range of Aloe and Gasteria overlaps in southern Africa, and these two succulent species often naturally hybridize, producing an array of forms. Gasterias, Aloe, and Haworthias are closely-related plants. So closely-related, that it's often difficult to tell the difference among the species. There has been some push within the taxonomic community to classify them all under one Genus.
This hybrid is produced from unknown parents, which is common among many natural and heirloom hybrids. Pollen travels far! Cross-pollination leads to fascinating new combinations and hybrids of plants.
Bright, direct sun to bright indirect light.
Water weekly to semi-monthly. Allow potting mix to completely dry out before watering. The smaller the pot, the faster the soil dries out. If it's in direct sun, it will need more frequent waterings, as the sun will dry it out faster. Water more frequently during warmer months and fertilize during growth. Do not overwater or keep the soil wet for too long, as this will encourage root rot Remember, these are desert plants- they can go for a while without a drink.
The easiest way to kill a succulent is to overwater it or leave it wet for too long! Love this one more by tending to it less. #independentplant