A star-shaped succulent, 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.
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.
Year-Round Beauty: With its striking appearance and minimal care requirements, the Haworthia offers year-round beauty.
Haworthia Succulent Care Guide
Provide bright indirect light for your Haworthia. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight in the morning, strong afternoon sun can scorch its foliage. East- or west-facing windows are best!
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.
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.
Fertilise the Haworthia in the spring and summer months when the plant is in its active growth season.
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.
Less is more when it comes with Haworthia Zebra. Avoid overwatering, over-fertilising and excess sun. White, red, or yellow leaves usually indicate too much sun.
Haworthia Succulent General Information
Native to the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Slow-growing Haworthia is usually small, staying around 3 to 5 inches in height (however some can shoot out taller blooming spikes)