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Haworthia

Haworthia spp.

Genus of over 150 species of dwarf, basal rosette, more or less stemless perennial succulents, that offset to form clumps. Their flowers are small, and very similar between species, but their leaves show wide variations even within one species. They are popular garden and container plants, especially Haworthia attenuata and Haworthia cymbiformis are fairly common house and garden plants. They have a flowering stem with 2-lipped flowers hanging flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Generallly not harvested.

Propagation

Division
Divide offsets in spring.
Cuttings
Root leaf cuttings from soft leafed species in spring or summer.
Seed
Sow seed in spring in sandy soil.

Special features

Pot plant
Good container plants, place in semi-shaded position and ensure good drainage.

Geography

Origin
Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa
Natural climate
Semi-Arid

Environment

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

Personality

Family
Asphodelaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free.

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