From the Kouga Dam locality in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, this miniature species has glaucous, distichous leaves about one-inch long and almost as wide. The leaf epidermis has small tubercles, forming a rough surface. This species offsets freely, forming large clumps, and forms profuse inflorescences of flowers that range from orange at the base, which is swollen, to green at the tip. This is the most easily grown species of Gasteria and quickly fills pots, making an attractive addition to any collection. These plants are rooted offsets in 3-inch pots.