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Haworthia comptoniana (General Information):

Description: Haworthia is a genus of small succulent plants native to southern Africa, known for their rosette-shaped growth habit and fleshy leaves. They belong to the Asphodelaceae family and are popular among succulent enthusiasts for their diverse shapes, patterns, and sizes. Haworthia comptoniana is a species known for its rosettes of thick, triangular leaves that have translucent tips, often with white markings or bands.

Care Tips:

  • Light:

    • Requirement: Bright, indirect light.
    • Details: Haworthia hybrids and species like Haworthia comptoniana prefer bright light conditions. Place them near a window where they can receive plenty of indirect sunlight. They can tolerate some direct morning sunlight but should be protected from intense afternoon sun to prevent leaf scorching.
  • Watering:

    • Requirement: Moderate watering.
    • Details: Water Haworthia plants regularly during the active growing season (spring and summer), allowing the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Reduce watering in the winter months when growth slows down.
  • Soil:

    • Requirement: Well-draining soil.
    • Details: Plant Haworthia in a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. Ensure the soil provides good drainage to prevent waterlogged conditions, which can lead to root rot.
  • Temperature:

    • Requirement: Moderate temperatures.
    • Details: Haworthia hybrids and species prefer temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 26°C) during the active growing season. They can tolerate cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost and freezing conditions.
  • Humidity:

    • Requirement: Low humidity.
    • Details: Haworthia thrive in dry, low-humidity conditions. They do not require additional humidity and prefer good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal issues.
  • Fertilizing:

    • Requirement: Minimal fertilization.
    • Details: Fertilize Haworthia sparingly with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the winter dormancy period.
  • Repotting:

    • Requirement: Infrequent repotting.
    • Details: Repot Haworthia plants only when necessary, typically every 2-3 years or when the plant has outgrown its container. Use a slightly larger pot with good drainage.
  • Propagation:

    • Requirement: Offsets or leaf cuttings.
    • Details: Propagate Haworthia from offsets (pups) that develop around the base of the parent plant. Carefully remove these offsets and plant them in their own pots with well-draining soil. Alternatively, propagate from leaf cuttings by allowing the cut ends to callous for a few days before planting them in suitable potting mix.

Haworthia comptonia 'hybrid' 12cm pot

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