How to grow Gasteria gracilis Baker

Written by Maggie

Jan 13 2021

How to grow Gasteria gracilis Baker

Before grow Gasteria Gracilis Baker, we can choose loose, fertile, breathable and well-drained sandy soil for planting and breeding, and then match it with appropriate vermiculite. During curing, the temperature should be stabilized above 15 degrees, otherwise it will affect the growth of plants. During growth, the plants need to be given plenty of light, water and fertilizer, and they need to be given a disinfectant.

Gasteria Gracilis Baker

1, Soil for Gasteria Gracilis Baker

The root system of Gasteria Gracilis Baker is shallow, and the plant is not waterlogged, so the loose, breathable and well-drained sandy soil can be used for planting and breeding, which is conducive to the respiration and extension of the root system. When planting and raising Gasteria Gracilis Baker, a proper amount of vermiculite can be placed on the surface of the soil, which can increase the air permeability of the soil and prevent the plants from growing sideways.

2, Temperature for Gasteria Gracilis Baker

Gasteria Gracilis Baker plants love temperature. Plants are suitable to grow in a warm, dry and well-ventilated climate environment. The temperature suitable for plant growth is above 15 degrees. Gasteria Gracilis Baker likes light. During its growth, the plant can be put outside for curing. Sufficient light can make the leaves of the plant more beautiful. Gasteria Gracilis Baker is not sun-fast and needs shade during the summer months.

Gasteria Gracilis Baker

3, Water for Gasteria Gracilis Baker

Gasteria Gracilis Baker plants are drought-tolerant and prefer to grow in a dry environment. During maintenance, proper watering is required to keep the soil moist. During summer, the temperature is too high, plant growth is slow, and we need to control water. During the winter, when the plant goes into dormancy, it is also necessary to control the amount of watering to avoid excessive water, which will damage the root system of the plant.

4, Fertilizer for Gasteria Gracilis Baker

Gasteria Gracilis Baker plant does not have a high demand for fertilizer. During the growth period, the plant can generally apply fertilizer to the plant once in more than 30 days. The concentration of fertilizer should not be too high, otherwise it will burn the root system of the plant. Gasteria Gracilis Baker is vulnerable to infestation by pests and diseases. During the curing period, the plants should be sprayed with bactericidal agents, which can be sprayed once between 20 ~ 30 days in general to prevent pests and diseases.

Gasteria Gracilis Baker