4.7 out of 5 (68 experiences)
About Ox Tongue
Ox Tongue is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and 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 and a fast grower with a whopping 2069 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Ox Tongue likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Lawyer's Tongue, Gasteria bicolor and Gasteria bicolour
How to care for Ox Tongue
Ox Tongue 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.
Ox Tongue 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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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 Ox Tongue after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Easy to look after; a slow grower. I water only after the soil has become dry. It’s growing season is winter so I shorten the interval between watering then, but still wait until the soil has become pretty dry. Pups will emerge at this time. During the summer months it becomes dormant, so I water less.