This very attractive hybrid of Gasteria is said to have been developed in Japan. Its a small compact plant similar in habit to Gasteria armstrongii but it has lovely pearly light grey-white leaf surfaces, with occasional darker streaks.
Plant size: Well established propagations, about 4 to 5 cm from tip to tip are offered.
Gasteria is a small genus of easy-growing Southern African plants, commonly known as “beestong” (Afrikaans) which translates to Ox tounge, for its rough textured strap-shaped leaves, this is especially a character of Gasteria batesiana.
There are about 25 recognised species and are predominantly found in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, but also known from the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. The genus is nearly endemic to South Africa, but is also recorded from Namibia and Swaziland.