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Springbokvlakte dwarf aloe

Haworthia springbokvlakensis

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Haworthia springbokvlakensis is a perennial succulent with retuse leaves in a small rosette, almost flat to the ground. Originating from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, this species is very slow growing and forms a solitary rosette measuring 7-10 cm across, comprised of 8-12 leaves. This species rarely produces offsets, but may be propagated by leaf cuttings or seed. The flowers are small, insignificant, two-lipped and pollinated by insects (long tongue flies).

Planning

Difficulty
Advanced
Flowering time
Spring

Harvesting

Not harvested

Propagation

Division
Divide offsets if they appear at the base between the leaves; leave them attached until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and replant.
Seed
Sow seeds into a succulent seedling mix.
Cuttings
Can be propagated from leaves, simply remove a leaf cleanly from the mother plant, let callus for a few days until the wound has closed and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months and there is no need to water propagating succulents as they will glean all the nutrition and moisture they require from their mother leaf, which will shrivel up over time. The original leaf may be gently removed once it has dried up and become crispy in texture, only remove if it comes away easily otherwise you risk damaging the baby plant.

Special features

Pot plant
Can be grown in containers with succulent potting mix, provide morning sun and afternoon shade, allow the soil to thoroughly dry out between watering.
Drought resistant
Haworthia cooperi thrives on very little water. Succulent leaves serve as water storage organs.

Geography

Origin
Africa, South Africa, Eastern Cape
Natural climate
Semi-arid Karoo, stony flat areas.

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
They make decorative indoor pot plants, but can be grown in rockeries in the garden.

Personality

Family
Asphodelaceae
Flower colour
White and brown, White
Scent
None

Problems

As with all succulents, over-watering is the commonest route to plant death, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet.

Companion plants

Plant with other succulent species that have a similar climatic requirement.

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