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Gasteria obliqua (= G. bicolor)
This member of the Aloe family, generally grows to about 60 cm (2 ft.) tall. It is native to the Eastern Cape province in South Africa, where it grows on rocky slopes and outcrops in thickets. The common name of the plant, the “lawyer’s tongue” is inspired by the peculiar shape of its arched leaves which indeed resemble a pointed tongue and they are colored dark-green with profuse white mottling and pinkish tips. It has a branched inflorescences with beautiful, pendulous, reddish pink flowers. Gasteria obliqua is great for tropical and some warm-temperate climates and it also makes a beautiful potted plant. It grows best in full sun.