Strange succulent

My mother has built an interesting garden at the front of our house. For the most part, it consists of cacti and succulents… I came across this strange, blooming beauty the other day. It seems to flower on a single stalk with a cluster of bulb-shaped flowers. Does anyone know what it is?

Strange succulent

Strange succulent

Strange succulent 2

Strange succulent 2

3 Responses to Strange succulent

  1. Elephant's Eye December 8, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    I think it might be a Gasteria species. Try the PlantZafrica website of SA Natl Biodiversity Institute (Kirstenbosch to us)

  2. Niall December 8, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    those flowers are pretty cool and bulbous 🙂

  3. mol-d December 8, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    I think it may be a Gasteria glauca.

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