Plant Care Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Gasteria pulchra has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor with only 5 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Gasteria pulchra likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Gasteria pulchra

How to care for Gasteria pulchra


How often to water your Gasteria pulchra

Water needs for Gasteria pulchra
0.5 cups
every 12

Gasteria pulchra 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 pulchra

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Gasteria pulchra in your home

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

Gasteria pulchra 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.

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How to fertilize Gasteria pulchra

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

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Care Summary for Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Gasteria pulchra has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Gasteria pulchra has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Gasteria pulchra has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Destiny30 avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 17 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA

pretty fragile. the leafs reminds me of aloe. but easy to maintain for beginner plant owners :)

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower

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