Gasteria ‘Little Warty’
Gasteria batesiana x Gasteria ‘Old Man Silver’
Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ is a cross between Gasteria batesiana x Gasteria ‘Old Man Silver’ from Australian hybridizer David Cumming.
I brought my Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ home from Wildwood Greenhouse on May 8, 2019. It was unlabeled, but I had done enough research from the last time I bought home an unlabeled Gasteria to know what it was. At least I think so.
This is only the second Gasteria I have brought home. The first was in March 2018. It is doing very well and you can view its page by clicking HERE. I have not made a positive ID for sure…
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The plant measured approximately 2” tall x 2 13/16″ at the widest point when I brought it home. There is also a tiny offset in the pot. It is in a 3 7/8” tall x 4 1/2” diameter pot which is plenty big enough.
Origin: Hybrid. Gasteria species are native to South Africa
Zones: USDA Zone 11 (40° F)
Size: Hmmm… I would say maybe less than 6”.
Light: Normally light to part shade. See Llifle below.
Soil: Needs very well-draining soil as with all cactus and succulents. Potting soil amended with pumice or grit and perlite.
Water: Needs regular watering during the growing period but hardly at all during the winter.
I guess Mr. Yoder buys some of his succulents in plugs because I can see the top of the plug. I normally remove the plus wrapper when I re-pot…
Some websites say this plant likes full sun, but I am not so sure about that. In its natural habitat, Gasteria grows in light shade to shade. More light will make them have a reddish color. You just have to experiment but never take your plants from being inside all winter and put them in direct sun right off the bat. They need to get used to more light, so gradually introduce them to it.
Still looking great on June 15…
I finally repotted The Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ and removed the netting surrounding the plug. The offset fell off so I decided to put it in its own pot.
I had to move the potted plants inside for the winter on October 11 because an “F” was in the forecast. I always take photos of all the plants and measure the cactus and some of the succulents. The original plant measured 3 1/2″ tall x 3 1/2″ wide. That’s pretty good since it was 2” tall x 2 13/16″ when I brought it home on May 8. The offset measured 1 1/2” tall X 2 7/8” wide.
I had to bring the potted plants inside for the winter on October 15 because an “F” was in the forecast. I took photos and measurements as usual. The Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ did very well over the summer and measured 5 1/4″ tall x 5 1/4″ wide. I forgot to measure the offset I put in its own pot but it is also doing well.
The Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ continues to do GREAT and measured 6″ tall x 5 3/4″ wide when the above photo was taken on August 17 in 2021. It has grown A LOT!
Once again it was time to bring the potted plants inside for the winter on October 16 in 2022. Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ continues to do well and was 6 7/8″ tall x 7 1/8″ wide. The offset I put in its own pot on July 15 in 2019 is still alive and has been on the kitchen windowsill. It hasn’t grown very much…
The Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ has been a great plant to grow. If you like Gasteria, you would love ‘Little Warty’.
The link to Llifle below has a lot of useful information.
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I brought this plant home last fall. It’s got a nice bloom spike this spring. I wondered if this plant is OK to put outside for summer? Does it need to be protected if there is too much rain. I’m concerned about rot if it’s a very wet summer
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Hello, Theresa! Glad to hear you brought home a ‘Little Warty’! They are great plants. My succulents go outside in the spring on the front porch with a roof. For years, though, I had them in another area under a tree and they did fine with rain. As long as they have good drainage, with no saucer under the pot, they always did fine. They are growing during the spring, so they need water. I don’t know where you live or how much rain you get, but I know here they are fine with rain unless it is still very cold. You would have to be aware of a late frost. PLUS, make sure they aren’t in to much sun right off the bat. Mine always get light to part shade. I have had issues in the past with it raining early in the morning and then the sun came out and scalded the leaves (with Aloe). I don’t know what else to say without knowing your location and how much sun you plan on giving your plant. Just be careful with to much sun… OH, and the size of the pot and to much soil that will get wet and stay wet. Wet soil below the plants roots will cause it to rot… You want the roots to be able to absorb the moisture. If I can help further, just let me know. Thanks for contacting me. Take care and good luck!