Gasteria pseudonigricans is slow growing yet sought after variety of Gasteria. Prized for it's dark green/black coloration and waxy leaves. Endemic to the flat mountainous areas in the Western Cape of South Africa. They can be found growing under shrubs in their natural environment and reach the height of 6 inches. Gaster in the genus name, is the greek name for stomach, which refers to the shape of the flowers.
Native to Western Cape of South Africa.
Gasteria pseudonigricans likes light shade to shade, but will take direct sun part of the day. Some direct sun can cause the leaves to turn a reddish color.Avoid intense afternoon sun which can sunburn the leaves.
Water thoroughly during the hot summer months. Let the soil somewhat dry out between waterings. During the winter months, water only when the soil becomes completely dry. Cold temperatures, low light and wet soil can lead to root or stem rot.
This plant loves to be root bound in a pot. Once established in a deep pot, they will be happy for several years. Repot once every two to three years.Fertilize: These plants do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil. Apply a water-soluble, balanced fertilizer monthly, diluted at half strength.
Approx. 4-5" tall and 4-5" wide. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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