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Gasteria 'Little Warty' Care Sheet

Common Names:

  • Little Warty Gasteria

Scientific Name:

  • Gasteria 'Little Warty'


Gasteria 'Little Warty' is a charming, compact succulent known for its thick, rough-textured leaves covered with small, wart-like bumps. The leaves are dark green with light green or white speckles, forming a rosette shape. This slow-growing plant is well-suited for container gardening and makes an excellent houseplant.

Light Requirements:

  • Indoors: Prefers bright, indirect light. A north or east-facing window is ideal. It can tolerate low light conditions but grows best with some exposure to indirect sunlight.
  • Outdoors: If placed outside, keep in a shaded or partially shaded area, avoiding intense, direct midday sun.


  • Ideal Range: 60-75°F (15-24°C)
  • Tolerance: Can tolerate temperatures down to 40°F (4°C) but should be protected from frost.
  • Indoors: Keep away from cold drafts and extreme heat sources.


  • Frequency: Water thoroughly but infrequently. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
  • Method: Water until it drains out of the bottom of the pot, then empty the drainage tray. Water less frequently in winter when the plant is dormant.


  • Prefers low to average humidity. High humidity can lead to fungal issues, so good air circulation is beneficial.


  • Type: Well-draining cactus or succulent mix.
  • DIY Mix: Combine regular potting soil with sand, perlite, or pumice in a 2:1 ratio to improve drainage.


  • Frequency: Fertilize sparingly. Once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) is sufficient.
  • Type: Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Avoid fertilizing in the winter.

Potting and Repotting:

  • Container: Use pots with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  • Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound, preferably in spring. Handle carefully to avoid damaging the leaves.

Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed. Remove any dead or damaged leaves as necessary.
  • Propagation: Easily propagated from offsets or leaf cuttings. Allow cut ends to callous over before planting in soil.

Pests and Problems:

  • Common Pests: Watch for mealybugs and scale insects. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  • Problems: Overwatering can cause root rot. Ensure proper drainage and allow soil to dry between waterings. Browning leaf tips can result from overexposure to sunlight or overly dry conditions.

Tips for Success:

  • Handle with care to avoid damaging the leaves.
  • Rotate the plant periodically to ensure even growth and light exposure.
  • If grown outdoors, provide shelter from heavy rain and frost.


Gasteria 'Little Warty' is a distinctive, low-maintenance succulent that adds character to any plant collection with its textured leaves and compact form. Its easy-care nature and tolerance for varying light conditions make it a perfect choice for both beginners and experienced succulent enthusiasts.


By following these care guidelines, your 'Little Warty' Gasteria will thrive and bring a unique charm to your indoor or outdoor garden.

Gasteria 'Little Warty'

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