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Haworthia Species (General)


Description: Haworthia is a genus of small succulent plants native to southern Africa. They belong to the family Asphodelaceae and are known for their rosette-shaped growth habit, typically with thick, fleshy leaves that range from dark green to translucent and sometimes marked with patterns or raised ridges. The leaves can be smooth or have small tubercles (bumps) on the surface. Some species produce small white or pink flowers on slender stalks, but Haworthia are primarily cultivated for their attractive foliage.

Care Tips:

  • Light:

    • Requirement: Bright, indirect light.
    • Details: Haworthia species prefer bright light conditions. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially morning sun, 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 prefer temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 26°C) during the active growing season. Protect them from temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as they are sensitive to cold and frost.
  • 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 sp. 1

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