Plant Care Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra

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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 7 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.

Taxonomy

Gasteria pulchra
Gasteria
Asphodelaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Gasteria pulchra

💦 Water

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
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Gasteria pulchra 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Gasteria pulchra 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 🏡.

Gasteria pulchra Light Requirements →

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🐶 🐈 👶 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.

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💨 Humidity

Gasteria pulchra 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.

Gasteria pulchra Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Gasteria pulchra 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 Gasteria pulchra →

When and How to Successfully Repot Gasteria pulchra →


💩 Fertilizer

Gasteria pulchra 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 Gasteria pulchra →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Gasteria pulchra 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 pulchra 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 pulchra

Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra


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

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
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 17 XP
globe Pittsburgh, PA
05/16/2021

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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