How to care for Flat-leaf Gasteria
How often to water your Flat-leaf Gasteria
Flat-leaf Gasteria needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Westerville, Ohio.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Flat-leaf Gasteria in your home
Flat-leaf Gasteria may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Westerville, Ohio ⛅.
How to fertilize Flat-leaf Gasteria
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 Flat-leaf Gasteria after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Flat-leaf Gasteria 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.
Flat-leaf Gasteria 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 🏡.
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.
Flat-leaf Gasteria 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.
Flat-leaf Gasteria 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!
Flat-leaf Gasteria 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!
It’s common for Flat-leaf Gasteria to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Flat-leaf Gasteria is native to South Africa.
Care Summary for Flat-leaf Gasteria
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 3ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Westerville, Ohio, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.