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Care of the plant Haworthia marumiana or Hawortia.

Care of the plant Haworthia marumiana or Hawortia

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

Common name: Hawortia. This species is native to Cape Province, South Africa.

They are small succulent plants that tend to produce dense rosette colonies. The leaves are fleshy, ovate-lanceolate, bright green with translucent spots and serrated margins; at the tip they have terminal bristles. The flowers are small, white and appear on flower stalks up to 20 cm in height; they have no ornamental interest. They bloom from spring to summer.

They are used as indoor plants, greenhouse plants, rockery plants, and for windows, balconies and patios. It's recommended to use wider than tall pots.

Haworthia marumiana prefers a semi-shade or dimmed light exposure and ambient dryness. If it receives too much sun it acquires reddish tones. In winter the temperature should not be less than 4 ºC.

The soil can be a commercial cactus substrate or a mixture of equal parts leaf mulch and coarse sand.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry. In summer they go to rest; water only once a month. Also in winter water once a month at most.

Fertilize with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulents in early spring.

Prune off wilted flower stems.

They are sensitive plants to excess irrigation and humidity.

They propagate by separating suckers, by leaf cuttings or from seeds sown in spring.

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Haworthia marumiana
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