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Image of Ferocactus wislizeni photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Arizona Candy Barrel Cactus, Compass Barrel Cactus, Fishhook Barrel Cactus)

Often called fishhook cactus for the shape of its formidable spines, this small barrel cactus from the American Southwest and northwestern Mexico occurs naturally on gravelly or sandy soils. Dome-shaped when young, it gradually develops into a cylindrical "barrel" with numerous ribs lined with clusters of fearsome spines. Mature plants typically reach waist to shoulder height. Plants lean toward the equator, orienting their vertical axis to avoid direct sun rays in the height of summer. The largest...

Image of Gasteria photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Beestong, Gasteria)

The drought-tolerant succulents in this genus are unique in that they are shade-loving. The 50 to 80 distinct species form clumps of fleshy rosettes that produce some of the most exquisite flowers imaginable. All are native to southern Africa, from South Africa to Namibia, where growing conditions are arid and tropical. As cultivated specimens, they fare best as greenhouse plants or rock garden specimens in frost-free climates.

Gasteria form variable rosettes of fleshy, spineless leaves that...

Image of Gasteria acinacifolia photo by: John Rickard

John Rickard

(Cow's Tongue Cactus, Gasteria, Kus Beestong)

Large rosettes with pointed, spotted leaves make this Gasteria species look like a coarse, multi-armed starfish. Gasteria acinacifolia is the largest species and is native to the dunes across the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. A single plant becomes a cluster of multiple rosettes over time. If any portion of a leaf is trampled or broken off, it will readily root in the soil to become a new plant.

The rosette's firm, succulent leaves are strap- or spear-shaped, often...

Image of Gasteria batesiana photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Gasteria, Knoppies Beestong)

Knoppies beestong is a very pretty species of Gasteria with pink flowers and rotating fans of dark green leaves marked with attractive lighter green bands. This frost-tender, succulent perennial is native to northern South Africa and adjacent Namibia where it inhabits shaded river banks and rockeries across the interior highland savannahs. A single plant forms a cluster of multiple rosettes over time. If any portion of a leaf is trampled or broken off, it will readily root in the soil to...

Image of Gasteria baylissiana photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Gasteria, Lawyer's Tongue)

a mature clump of lawyer's tongue looks like a mass of rough-skinned tongues atop the soil. This frost-tender, succulent perennial is native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Over time, a single plant forms a cluster of multiple rosettes with spotted foliage. If any portion of a leaf is trampled or broken off, it readily roots in the soil to become a new plant.

The single-planed rosette's of lawyer's tongue are comprised of thick, plump, strap-like leaves with blunt, oval tips. Each leaf...

Image of Gasteria bicolor photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Beestongopcell, Gasteria, Lawyer's Tongue)

This lawyer's tongue produces elongated, dark green leaves covered in lighter dots. This frost-tender, succulent perennial is native to southeastern South Africa. A single plant forms a cluster of multiple rosettes over time. If any portion of a leaf is trampled or broken off it readily roots in the soil to become a new plant. There is considerable variability in this species with some plants forming rounded rosettes and others fan-shaped rosettes. Typically those grown in cultivation have the latter...

Image of Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Dwarf Gasteria, Dwarf Lawyer's Tongue, Klein Beestongopcell)

Looking like a miniaturized stacked mass of rough-skinned tongues atop the soil, dwarf lawyer's tongue produces very short, tongue-like, dark green leaves mottled with light-colored dots. This frost-tender, succulent perennial is native to southeastern South Africa in an isolated area of the mountains near Grahamstown. A single plant becomes a cluster of multiple rosettes over time. If any portion of a leaf is trampled or broken off, it readily roots in the soil to become a new plant.

The one-planed...

Image of Gasteria brachyphylla photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Gasteria)

Succulent lovers will prize the beautiful fan-shaped rosettes of spotted foliage and drooping coral and green flowers produced by this charming Gasteria. It is native to the western cape of South Africa where it naturally exists on cool rocky hillside slopes, often under the cover of scrub and open shrubs. Like most Gasteria, it is slow-growing and forms pleasing clumps of plantlets over time.

The fan-like rosettes of this pretty succulent are tongue-like and spotted with...

(Gasteria)

The fan-shaped rosettes of spotted foliage produced by Gasteria carinata yield to slender, curvaceous coral-orange and green flowers in spring. It is native to South Africa where it naturally exists on rocky hillsides, often under the cover of scrub and open shrubs. Like most Gasteria, it is slow-growing and forms pleasing clumps of plantlets over time.

The fan-like rosettes of this pretty succulent are comprised of tongue-like leaves spotted with bands of white tubercles....

Image of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Gasteria)

The fan-shaped rosettes of spotted foliage produced by Gasteria carinata yield to slender, curvaceous coral-orange and green flowers in spring. It is native to South Africa where it naturally exists on rocky hillsides, often under the cover of scrub and open shrubs. Like most Gasteria, it is slow-growing and forms pleasing clumps of plantlets over time.

The fan-like rosettes of this pretty succulent are comprised of tongue-like leaves spotted with bands of white tubercles....