Gasterias are succulent plants with leaves often arranged in rosettes or opposite pairs. G. bicolor is a medium sized succulent. In some species acaulescent (stemless) or with short to longer stems. Gasterias are grouped together because of their similar flowers that look different than their close related Aloe and Haworthiopsis cousins and mottled leaves Gasteria flowers are edible. They are water wise and excellent pot plants.