Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Subfamily: Asphodeloideae

Genus: Astroloba

No of species: 6

Native to: South Africa.

Closely Related Plants: Aloe, Gasteria, Kniphofia, Poellnitzia and Haworthia

Named for the star shaped lobes on the flowers. Endemic to South Africa. Probably the most closely related species to Haworthia, at various times they have been part of Haworthia. They tend to tolerate more arid conditions than their brethren, although the distribution range is similar. There is one natural hybrid, which has been variously Astroloba skinneri, Astroworthia bicarinata and now Astroworthia skinneri, parents are believed to be Haworthia pumila and Astroloba ………………


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