xGasteraloe ‘Flow’

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on 7-19-16, #274-11.

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’

Gasteria verrucosa x Aloe Hybrid

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I bought my xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ in 2016. I can’t remember where I bought it, though. There isn’t much online about this plant so I am not sure what to write about it. Imagine me being at a loss for words…

 

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on 8-29-17, #369-58.

The xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ is a really neat and tidy plant. All those white specks are sticking up making the leaves feel kind of like sandpaper.

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Origin: Hybrid between Gasteria and Aloe
Zones: USDA Zones 9a-12
Height: 6-8”
Light: Sun to part shade. Well, I grow my Aloe in light to part shade because I don’t like them burning in too much sun.
Soil: Average, well-drained soil. Potting mix with extra pumice or grit to some small gravel. Add extra perlite, too.
Water: Average water during the warmer months and not much in the winter.
Dormancy Period: Although summer dormant, they will grow somewhat. They grow mainly during the spring and autumn months and a little in the winter.

 

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on 10-11-17, #382-29.

Although this plant looks like it had a rough summer it is doing very well. Looks like a few crickets gave the leaves a sample.

 

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on 10-17-17, #384-13.

I measured the plants after they were brought them inside for the winter on October 17, 2017. xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ measured 4″ tall x 6″ wide. Every year when I bring the plants inside, there is always at least one pot the ants have settled in. this year it was the xGasteraloe ‘Flow’s’ turn.

 

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xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on 1-12-18, #397-11.

The xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ is doing very well overwintering on a table in my bedroom. The window faces the south so the cactus and succulents on the table (and under it) get plenty of light. I didn’t notice the red speck on the leaf until I looked at the photo. I went to see what it was and it was just a piece of red lint. WHEW! I thought it was some kind of parasite for a minute!

 

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on 5-17-18, #443-32.

All the potted plants were once again back outside for the summer when the above photo was taken on May 17. They were all glad to be back outside in the fresh air.

 

xGasteraloe ‘Flow’ on the front porch on 7-29-18, #487-42.

I had to move most of my potted plants to the front porch on July 4. The plant tables and potting table were next to a shed under a Chinese Elm tree. When we had the Japanese Beetle invasion the whole environment changed. The beetles were beginning to sample the plants and there were dead leaves everywhere. So, I just moved the plants.

The four offsets were getting pretty cramped when the above photo was taken on July 29. I am either going to have to remove them or put the whole clump in a larger pot.

I will continue adding more photos and information about my xGasteraloe ‘Flow’.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. There isn’t much online about this particular cultivar, but the links below may help you to grow yours successfully.

FOR FURTHER READING:
THE NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION
GARDENING KNOW HOW
WIKIPEDIA

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