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Gasteria excelsa
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Gasteria excelsa

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Gasteria excelsa (Asphodelaceae). It is the largest species in the genus. Fully grown plants can be 60 cm in diameter and the leaves and plant body are very thick, heavy and robust. It is a very attractive plant with leaves that often have quite interesting patterns - these patterns are composed of light and dark coloring, sometimes bordering on striping like a tiger. The leaf margins have a horny edge that is quite sharp. The plants often send up more than one inflorescence and each inflorescence is usually branched as well. The stalk may ascend 60 cm. in height and the number of individual flowers reach into the hundreds.  Sowing : Seed should be sown during summer in sandy, well-drained soil and preferably protected from full sun. The seedlings are slow growing and can be planted out in small containers until they are large enough to handle. Locality : Grahamstown. Date of harvest : June 2018