The gasteria succulent, also known as the “little warty” is a very well known, unique, and beautiful succulent that every single succulent lover should grow.
This succulent has very beautiful light green leaves with other dark green spots, and also a little white spots as well. Its leaves are also pretty thick and long, making this succulent have a very unique shape to it.
This succulent is fairly fast growing, and will grow all the way to 5 inches tall and 4 inches wide. It doesn’t get that big, so don’t get discouraged if it’s still small. They don’t grow that large so don’t think it’s going to get big!
The gasteria succulent can be grown indoors or outdoors, it’s your choice. Growing outdoors will definitely help this succulent grow bigger and mayne healthier, but indoor growing is still great. Indoor growing is very common and popular for this succulent, more and more succulent lovers are growing this one indoors.
You can also grow this succulent in any location outdoors, just as long as the weather is warm and suitable for growing succulents. This succulent isn’t cold hardy, so it won’t survive outdoors during the cold winter.
The gasteria succulent is very easy to grow and care for. By the end of this article, you will know all of the exact grow and care requirements for growing this succulent indoors and outdoors. It’s very easy and fun to do!
Gasteria 'Little Warty' Care
Soil for Gasteria 'Little Warty'
The Gasteria 'Little Warty' must be grown in well-drained succulent soil. Well-drained succulent soil is much needed when growing this succulent, it will protect it from overwatering and of course root rot. Well-drained succulent soil will keep the soil dry at a very fast rate, which will prevent overwatering and prevent the most common killer of succulents known as 'root rot'.
We recommend using 'Ramsey Succulent Soil'.
Ramsey Succulent Soil has ingredients such as perlite, sand, and seaweed. Perlite and sand are known as the best ingredients out there if you want your soil well-drained. The perlite and sand will soak up all the excess water that your succulent does not need, preventing the soil from staying soaking wet for several days. So yes, Ramsey Succulent Soil will prevent mold/bacteria and root rot (the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die) simply because there will be no excess water.
That's not all tho.
What makes Ramsey Succulent Soil arguably the best are the nutrients that's in the soil. These nutrients will help your succulents grow bigger, faster, and healthier.
Ramsey Succulent Soil has seaweed fertilizer, which has 60 trace minerals and nutrients. Yes, your succulents will be absorbing 60 trace minerals and nutrients. This will make your succulents grow bigger, faster, and healthier without a doubt. Compared to other succulent soil, this succulent soil will make a huge huge difference for your plants. Don't believe us? Check out this picture below. You can definitely tell which succulent soil is better for your succulents.
You should water the Gasteria 'Little Warty' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
Pot for Gasteria 'Little Warty'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
Where to Pant The Gasteria 'Little Warty'
The Gasteria 'Little Warty' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
How to Propagate Gasteria 'Little Warty'
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
The gasteria succulent is a very beautiful, unique, well known succulent that every single succulent lover should grow. We definitely recommend growing this succulent all because it’s truly an amazing plant!
With its dark beautiful leaves and unique shape, this succulent will make an amazing new edition to your indoor or outdoor succulent garden! It will also look amazing with all your other beautiful succulent plants.
The gasteria succulent is very easy to grow and care for. You now know all of the exact grow and care requirements for both indoor and outdoor! Best of luck growing this amazing succulent known as the gasteria succulent!
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