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Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid'

Description: Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' is a cultivated variety of Haworthia, known for its compact, rosette-forming growth habit and attractive foliage. It belongs to the family Asphodelaceae and shares many characteristics with other Haworthia species. The leaves of Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' are typically triangular or lanceolate, with translucent "windows" on their upper surfaces that allow sunlight to penetrate to the inner tissues. The coloration of the leaves varies from dark green to shades of brown or reddish-brown, depending on the amount of sunlight and stress conditions. This plant rarely flowers, but when it does, the blooms are small, tubular, and white or pale pink, emerging from tall, slender flower stalks.

Distribution: Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' is a cultivated hybrid and does not have a specific natural distribution in the wild. It has been selectively bred from various Haworthia species to enhance certain traits such as coloration, size, or growth habit.

Care Sheet:

  • Light:

    • Requirement: Bright, indirect light to partial shade.
    • Details: Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' prefers bright, indirect light. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight or in an east- or west-facing window indoors. Protect it from intense, direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day, to prevent leaf scorching.
  • Watering:

    • Requirement: Moderate watering with a dry period.
    • Details: Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch, then allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. During the active growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, but reduce watering in the winter when the plant is dormant to prevent root rot.
  • Soil:

    • Requirement: Well-draining soil.
    • Details: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix, or create your own by mixing equal parts of potting soil, sand, and perlite. Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogged soil, which can lead to root rot.
  • Temperature:

    • Requirement: Moderate temperatures.
    • Details: Ideal temperatures range from 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the active growing season. Protect the plant from temperatures below 50°F (10°C) and avoid sudden temperature fluctuations.
  • Humidity:

    • Requirement: Low humidity.
    • Details: Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' thrives in dry, low-humidity conditions. It does not require additional humidity and prefers good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal issues.
  • Fertilizing:

    • Requirement: Minimal fertilization.
    • Details: Fertilize sparingly with a diluted, balanced fertilizer formulated for succulents and cacti during the growing season (spring to early autumn). Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is resting.
  • Repotting:

    • Requirement: Infrequent repotting.
    • Details: Repot Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' only when necessary, typically every two to three years or when the plant has outgrown its container. Choose a shallow pot with drainage holes to accommodate its shallow root system.
  • Propagation:

    • Requirement: Offsets or leaf cuttings.
    • Details: Propagate Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid' by carefully removing offsets (pups) that grow around the base of the parent plant. Alternatively, propagate from leaf cuttings by gently twisting a healthy leaf from the main plant and allowing the cut end to callous for a few days before planting in a well-draining soil mix.

By following these care guidelines, you can successfully cultivate Haworthia ginsekai 'Hybrid,' appreciating its compact form, attractive foliage, and occasional delicate flowers in your succulent collection.

Haworthia ginsekai 'hybrid' = 9cm pot

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