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Care of the plant Haworthia angustifolia or Narrow-leaved Haworthia.

Care of the plant Haworthia angustifolia or Narrow-leaved Haworthia

The genus Haworthia, family Xanthorrhoeaceae, comprises 100 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Haworthia angustifolia, Haworthia limifolia, Haworthia retusa, Haworthia pumila, Haworthia attenuata, Haworthia fasciata, Haworthia cooperi, Haworthia cuspidata, Haworthia viscosa, Haworthia marumiana, Haworthia reinwardtii, Haworthia turgida, Haworthia herbacea, Haworthia truncata.

Common name: Narrow-leaved Haworthia. This species is native to eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

They are relatively fast growing evergreen succulent plants that form compact clumps. The leaves are arranged in rosettes 8 cm in diameter and are fleshy, lanceolate, light green or brown in color and have small teeth on the margin. The small white flowers appear on long stems but are not decorative. They bloom during the spring.

They are used in pots (wider than deep) for patios, windows, greenhouses or indoors. They are also used in rockeries with other succulents.

Haworthia angustifolia prefers semi-shade or filtered light exposure; in full sun it acquires reddish tones. The climate must be dry and warm; they resist occasional light frosts.

The soil can be a mixture of 75% commercial cactus substrate and 25% coarse siliceous sand.

These plants rest in summer; they will water only once a month. In winter water once a month and the rest of the year water when the substrate has dried.

Fertilize once in spring with mineral fertilizer for cacti.

They do not need pruning.

They are sensitive plants to excess humidity.

They propagate from seeds sown in spring or by separation of suckers also in spring.

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Haworthia angustifolia
Haworthia angustifolia
 

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