Gasteria pillansii var. ernesti-ruschii grows in the winter-rainfall area of South Africa in the Northern Cape Province, extending into Namibia. Gasteria glomerata grows only near Kouga Dam in the Eastern Cape Province. This cross has interesting aspects of both species, including the bluish-green cast and spots of the ernesti-ruschi and the distichous leaf form of the G. glomerata. These hybrid plants are rooted offsets in 2-inch pots.