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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Haworthia genus. These are basal-rosettes. There are about 150 species. They are clump-forming perennial succulents with triangular to rounded green leaves which are marked with distinctive white spots. The flowers are produced in racemes of insignificant white or occasionally yellow 6-lobed flowers which appear in the summer. Roots tend to wither in winter or during long periods of drought. Frost tender, min. 5-I0C . Needs partial shade to stay green and grow quickly; if planted in full sun it turns red or orange and grows slowly. Requires very well drained soil. Keep dry in winter. Propagate by seed or division from spring to autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Succulents

Origin

South Africa

Cultivation

Keep dry in winter.

Propagation

Seed or division from spring to autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mealy bugs.

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