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Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice’

‘Green Ice’ is a slow-growing succulent with thick, flat variegated leaves. It’s perfect for beginning succulent growers, or those wanting an indoor garden. The leaves have gray spots and lines, with red and green tubular flowers.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets and leaves

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice'

Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice' is a great succulent for beginners. It can be grown very well indoors, and doesn't require much maintenance. It is a slow grower, and does well on windowsills where it can receive bright, filtered light.


Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It thrives on neglect, so if it is underwatered a bit, it will still recover well. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden or home that gets bright filtered light and some shade.

How to Propagate Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice'

Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice' can be propagated from the offsets it grows, or from its leaves.


Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice' will produce small offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting in well draining soil.


When taking a leaf from Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice' for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.

Fun Facts

‘Green Ice' is a Gasteraloe, which is a Gasteria and Aloe variegata hybrid. The original Gasteria parentage is debated, but thought to be either Gasteria ‘Little Warty' or Gasteria batesiana.

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