Plant Care Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

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Also known as

Cow's Tongue and Flat-Leaf Gasteria

Taxonomy

Gasteria nitida var. armstrongii
Gasteria
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

💦 Water

How often to water your Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

Water needs for Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii
0.5 cups
every 12

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii is native to South Africa.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii

Gasteria nitidia var. armstrongii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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12/20/2021

adorable little guy! he’s very small :) a bit hard to tell when they’re thirsty though, so i’m waiting until the leaves have a little bit of give until i water (they have a hard, almost inorganic feel to them most of the time). he grows slower than my other plants but it’s still noticeable, and he’s got a fun shape!! i love my son

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