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Care of the succulent plant Haworthia cooperi or Cooper's Haworthia.

Care of the succulent plant Haworthia cooperi or Cooper's Haworthia

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

Common names: Cooper's Haworthia, Pussy-foot, Window haworthia. Scientific synonym: Haworthia vittata. This species is native to Eastern Cape Province.

They are small succulent plants with rosette leaves that reach 9 cm (3.54") in diameter and usually produce suckers. The fleshy translucent light green or grayish leaves have darker bands at the apex and sometimes fine spines on the margin. They produce erect 40 cm (15.74") tall flower stalks with small white flowers. They bloom in spring.

They are used in pots as indoor plants and on patios, balconies and terraces.

Haworthia cooperi needs semi-shade exposure, avoiding direct sun during the hottest hours of the day. The safety temperature in winter is 5 ºC (41 ºF).

The soil can be a mixture of equal parts coarse sand and leaf mulch.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to be completely dry. In winter water once a month at most.

They do not need fertilizer.

Prune withered flower stems.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess moisture.

They are propagated by separating suckers and by leaf cuttings.

Images of the succulent plant Haworthia cooperi or Cooper's Haworthia

Haworthia cooperi
Haworthia cooperi
Haworthia cooperi var. gracilis
Haworthia cooperi var. gracilis