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Haworthia

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A small sophisticated plant perfect for a sunny spot

The evergreen succulent Haworthia is also known as the Zebra cactus, for its magnificent stripes. These star-shaped beauties love an east or west-facing window!

Haworthia has also been known as the pearl plant, the star window plant, or the cushion aloe.

Like many succulents, they make easy-care houseplants that enjoy bright indirect light, and can only receive direct sunlight in the morning, as strong afternoon sun could burn their foliage.

Key Benefits of the Haworthia

  • The Haworthia is a good-looking plant; pearls, stars and zebra are a pretty cool combination of namesakes, after all.
  • Less is more when it comes to watering the Haworthia 'Zebra'! Like many other succulents, they are undemanding and will require only a small amount of water but the soil should not be allowed to dry out completely between watering.
  • In winter, they will require far less and less often watering - however, make sure the Haworthia gets adequate moisture during the hot summer days.
  • The three things to avoid when caring for your Haworthia are overwatering, too much direct light, or too much fertiliser. Take it easy and you’re good to go!

The Haworthia Plant Story

Where is it from?

Haworthia Attenuata or the Zebra Cactus is a species of evergreen succulents native to the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

Who is the Haworthia?

The Zebra Haworthia is a member of the Howerthiopsis family and is also related to Aloe. Given the right conditions, Haworthia will bloom in summer, producing a long stem and a few pale pink flowers. In the wild, they naturally grow in large clumps. The Zebra Haworthia can be propagated in the same way as Aloe plants; let the wound heal and dry out for a couple of days before replanting. Water well once and leave, avoiding excess moisture.

Common Challenges

Problem #1 Why are my Haworthia leaves curling?

Curling leaves on a Haworthia Zebra indicates that your plant is thirsty and underwatered! Water a little more often and they should return to normal. Wait for any dead leaves to dry out before cutting them away.

Problem #2 Why are my Haworthia leaves yellow?

Are you keeping your potting mix wet at the surface? Let it dry out a little before the next water. Yellow leaves could be a sign of root rot, so water less and the plant should recover.

Problem #3 Why are my Haworthia leaves brown or red at the tips?

This could be a sign of underwatering or over-compacted soil. Loosen up the soil when you next repot and make sure you are using a sufficiently well-draining potting mix with gravel or perlite.

Is the Haworthia the right plant for me?

The Zebra Haworthia looks great, with its star-shaped rosette of leaves and wacky white stripes.

You’ve read about the simple tips to avoid overwatering and underwatering, too much sun, and too much light. With this basic knowledge, the Haworthia can suit almost anyone as it is a super easy houseplant to care for and is non-toxic to pets and children.

Haworthia Care Guide

Light

Avoid strong direct light, but make sure bright indirect light is always provided. East- or west-facing windows are best!

Water

During spring and summer, water once the surface layer of soil has dried out. Always ensure the soil is not waterlogged. In autumn and winter, this can be reduced to watering just enough to keep the leaves plump.

Never allow water into the centre of the plants’ leaves.

Temperature

Likes warm temperatures between 20°C - 35 °C in summer and can endure cold temperatures down to 4 °C in winter.

Please protect it from frost as it will cause the plant to die.

Feeding

Fertilise the Haworthia in the spring and summer months when the plant is in its active growth season.

Grooming

Grooming: Haworthia doesn’t need much grooming!

Soil: Haworthias like very well-draining sandy or gravelly soil. Use a cactus potting mix or another very fast-draining potting soil intended for container plants.

Care

Avoid overwatering, over-fertilising and excess sun. White, red, or yellow leaves usually indicate too much sun.

Haworthia General Information

Origin

Native to the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Size

Slow-growing Haworthia is usually small, staying around 3 to 5 inches in height (however some can shoot out taller blooming spikes)

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