HAWORTHIA COOPERI SSP TRUNCATA

HAWORTHIA SPECIES

Native to South-Africa

Mainly houseplants as they are small attractive. They are low-growing plants most will form rosettes with thick fleshy leaves into a rosette shape. Small sizes, patterned leaves, color, (usually green but sometimes brownish), and different forms. Some are covered with white pearly warts or bands giving them a distinctive appearance.  Can change with the season in color though. Flowers are small, white, and bell-shaped on long stems. Be careful not to water to offer as they need to dry out. As overwatered in summer when they are dormant. Can lead to rotting.

HAWORTHIA RETUSA V GERALDI
HAWORTHIA RETUSA V GERALDI
HAWORTHIA FASCIATA VARIEGATA VERDA
HAWORTHIA FASCIATA VARIEGATA VERDA
HAWORTHIA REINWARDTII V KAFFIRDIFTENSIS
HAWORTHIA REINWARDTII V KAFFIRDIFTENSIS

Grow in Spring/Autumn, filtered sun to part shade protected from frosts and well-draining soil. Ideal household plants perfect my windowsill. Any container will do as long you don’t overwater it. Best to add a layer of gravel to the bottom of the container to reduce the wicking action of the soil above. As it is close to the windowsill keep an eye for sunburn spots on your plants.

HAWORTHIA RETICULATA

HAWORTHIA RETICULATA

Semi-shade plant Don't go well in full sunlight as the leaves will burn.

HAWORTHIA LIMIFOLIA HYBRID

HAWORTHIA LIMIFOLIA HYBRID

Well-draining soil is required. As overwatering or lack of airy can cause rioting..

Well, drain soil is best for these plants, lots of perlites are needed. Good ventilation and place in a cool area. Fertilize during in summer growing season to give the best results but not too much, which can cause splitting in the leaves. 

Last of all if you decided to start collecting there are about 80 species plus more in subspecies. In general, the most collect the most attractive variety based on leaf form and markings as they all have similar cultural requirements. 

Happy collecting. 

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