Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants, native to South Africa (and the far south-west corner of Namibia).Gasterias are recognisable from their thick, hard, succulent “tongue-shaped” leaves. Their inflorescence is also unique, with their curved, stomach-shaped flowers, which hang from inclined racemes.
Gasteria species are grown in well-drained, sandy soils in light shade. The species can all be propagated by off-sets and cuttings (leaf cuttings can usually be rooted easily). They are also commonly propagated by seed. Germination usually occurs within 8 days but may take as long as one month depending on the species. They thrive in bright light, but not direct sunlight. These grow in similar conditions to Haworthiasucculents. White or yellow leaves usually signify too much sun.Water them evenly and generously in the summer, letting the soil media dry out between waterings.