From the Latin gasteri, alluding to the gasteriform (belly-shaped) curved perianths.
Grown occasionally as a pot-plant or in dish gardens of succulents. Two species are commonly encountered, although all species are present in Australia in specialist collections.
16 species from S Africa.
Seeds, offsets or leaf cuttings.
Leaves without marginal teeth; perianth with a pronounced basal bulge.
van Jaarsveld (1994).
Source: (2005). Gasteria. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.