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Gasteria ‘Little Warty’

Don’t let the name of this succulent scare you off! This adorable plant is great for beginners, and does well indoors. Small bumps run across thick green leaves, giving it the appearance of warts.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 5″ (13 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 4″ (10 cm) wide

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

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Gasteria ‘Little Warty'

Gasteria are fun succulents, and ‘Little Warty' is no exception! Its leaves are thick, covered in little “warts”. Gasteria are easily cross-bred with Aloes (where we get the hybrid Gasteraloes from).

Gasteria get their name from the shape of the leaves, which is thought to resemble a stomach (hence the Greek prefix “gaster,” meaning “belly”).


Gasteria have typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

Gasteria ‘Little Warty' 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 bright sunlight.

If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Gasteria ‘Little Warty'

Gasteria ‘Little Warty' 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.

Commonly Mistaken For

This succulent is often mistaken for Gasteria maculata, which looks similar, but doesn’t have the “warts” on its leaves.