Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa

 
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
ox tongue
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Those stomach-like flowers

Common name ox tongue
Family asphodelaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z10)
Flowers coral-red (summer)
Light filtered sun-part shade

This plant came to our house in a "succulent garden" pot of various unnamed plants, all of which found a new home in the backyard rock garden. I have no idea about species, hardiness, and ultimate habit of most of them, so it's a fun experiment. After the gasteria started blooming, I asked some friendly folks at Gardenweb to identify it for me. Gasterias are named for the sac-like shape of their flowers, which supposedly resemble little stomachs. I'm glad I got to see them this summer, because there is no way our plant will come through the winter alive.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: houston back yard

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa


I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: June 25, 2017
Contact me