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Gasteraloe Green

“Tell me which is your favorite.”

“I don’t have a favorite.”

“Well show me something special.”

The Gasteraloe Green Ice in my garden is one of my favorites.

I’m often asked about my favorite succulent. I can’t narrow it to one plant, but there are some in my garden that always make me smile. Gasteraloe “Green Ice” is one of them. It’s a hybrid between Aloe variegate and a Gasteria called “Little Warty”.

Bigeneric hybrids are rare in the natural world, though they sometimes occur. More often they are the result of human intervention — mules are an example.

These days scientists use tissue culture to bring rare hybrids into cultivation.

Gasteraloe hybrids are easy to grow and happy with Bay Area weather as long as you provide frost protection.