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Care of the plant Haworthia pumila or Pearl Plant.

Care of the plant Haworthia pumila or Pearl Plant

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

Common name: Pearl Plant. Scientific synonyms: Tulista pumila, Haworthia margaritifera. This species is native to Cape Province, South Africa.

They are small succulent plants that reach 15 cm in height. They have fleshy lanceolate, rosette leaves, bluish-green with stripes of white dots and a rounded underside. The flowers are small and appear in clusters but are not decorative.

They are used in rockeries but more commonly in pots due to their small size.

Haworthia pumila prefers a semi-shade exposure avoiding direct sun in the central hours of the day. They resist occasional frosts of -1 ºC; it's better not to expose them to less than 5 ºC.

The soil can be a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents. Use wider than tall pots. The transplant is done in early spring.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry; approximately every 15 days. In summer and winter water only once a month.

Fertilize once a month with cactus fertilizer in spring.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate easily from the suckers it produces at the base; let the suckers dry for 2-3 days before planting them.

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