Now here's a succulent with attitude! A gasteria with a great name, Dragon Skin has elongated thick fleshy leaves of dark green, the rough surface of which is marked with lines, streaks and spots of dusty lighter colouration. Stroke the leaves and you will quickly understand why the name so fits the plant. Easy to look after on a sunny windowsill. Well drained soil. 6 in. 12 cm pot.
Last few available
Introduced to the market in 2012, Gasteria Dragon Skin is still hard to find in the United Kingdom, which is surprising, as it is, in our view, one of the most attractive varieties and certainly the best named.
Care is almost non-existent. Give your Dragon Skin a sunny windowsill or similar spot and you can pretty much leave it alone, other than to give it the odd stroke. You will, in fact, find it hard to resist doing just that! Water only as required, keeping the compost on the dry side. Repot using well drained cactus type compost if it outgrows its current pot.
Gasteria are native to South Africa and parts of Namibia, where their habitats include lowland areas and sometimes hillsides. They won't tolerate frost, so in this country need to be treated as houseplants and are suitable for the conservatory, greenhouse or a windowsill, preferably with a bit of sunlight on their leaves.
Gasteria Dragon Skin is a perennial succulent houseplant with elongated thick dark green leaves marked with streaks and spots in lighter shades.