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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Gasteria are stemless, succulent perennials forming clumps of rosettes of fleshy leaves, often 2-ranked, and racemes of pendulous, tubular flowers
G. baylissiana is a small perennial succulent up to 10cm tall and wide. The thick, fleshy leaves grow in two vertical rows on opposite sides of the stem forming a fan shape. Each leaf is up to 5cm long, belt-shaped and densely covered with white tubercles. Flower stems, up to 35cm tall, arise in spring and bear between 15 and 25 small, bell-shaped red-pink and green flowers
South Africa (Cape Prov.)
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist at other times. Apply a dilute, low nitrogen fertiliser fortnightly during late spring and summer. Stand outside in summer. See cacti and succulent cultivation for further information
Propagate by seed, by leaf cuttings or from offsets
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning None required
Pests May be affected by mealybugs
Generally trouble free
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