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Gasteria croucheri is part of the coastal and midland flora of the Transkei and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

It is an attractive and large growing Gasteria with lanceolate and triangular leaves.
Plants of the southern coastal areas that were earlier regarded as Gasteria croucheri are now considered to be Gasteria acinacifolia.

The flowering time is from October to January.

The cultivation of Gasteria croucheri is easy. The plants like a well drained soil. Propagation is from seed or leaf cuttings.

Gasteria croucheri near Blaauwkrantz.

Gasteria croucheri from Charlgrove.