Plant Care Bredasdorp Gasteria

Bredasdorp Gasteria

4.6 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Keeled Gasteria and Keeled Ox Tongue

Taxonomy

Gasteria carinata
Gasteria
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Bredasdorp Gasteria

💦 Water

How often to water your Bredasdorp Gasteria

Water needs for Bredasdorp Gasteria
0.5 cups
every 12

Bredasdorp Gasteria 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 Bredasdorp Gasteria

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Bredasdorp Gasteria in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bredasdorp Gasteria: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bredasdorp Gasteria 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 Bredasdorp Gasteria in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bredasdorp Gasteria

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bredasdorp Gasteria: 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 Bredasdorp Gasteria after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Bredasdorp Gasteria is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Bredasdorp Gasteria →


💦 Water Needs

Bredasdorp 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.

Bredasdorp Gasteria Water Frequency →

Bredasdorp Gasteria Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bredasdorp 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 🏡.

Bredasdorp Gasteria Light Requirements →

Bredasdorp Gasteria Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Bredasdorp Gasteria is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Bredasdorp 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.

Bredasdorp Gasteria Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Bredasdorp 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!

Best Soil Mix for Bredasdorp Gasteria →

When and How to Successfully Repot Bredasdorp Gasteria →


💩 Fertilizer

Bredasdorp 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Bredasdorp Gasteria →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Bredasdorp Gasteria 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

Bredasdorp Gasteria is native to South Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Bredasdorp Gasteria bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Bredasdorp Gasteria Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Bredasdorp Gasteria grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Bredasdorp Gasteria can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Bredasdorp Gasteria Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Bredasdorp Gasteria can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Bredasdorp Gasteria →


🧐 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.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Bredasdorp Gasteria. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Bredasdorp Gasteria

Bredasdorp Gasteria

Bredasdorp Gasteria


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

Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 14
Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Bredasdorp Gasteria has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
@Reillyfernandes avatar
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globe Cambridge, Ontario
06/30/2021

I like my gasteria, but they don’t grow much. Though I just recently got mine so idk, he got brown from burning in the sun so don’t put in direct sunlight, they like shade. Also when you cut one of their leaves?? The inside smells good.

Survivor Survivor
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globe Essex Fells, NJ
06/10/2021

I looped the top off and it continues to do great with minimal attention!

Survivor Survivor
@ainsley05 avatar
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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 32 XP
06/07/2021

They are beautiful and great

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@Ros23 avatar
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globe New Orleans, LA
02/18/2021

Beautiful different unique Low maintenance

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