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Care of the succulent plant Haworthia variegata or Variegated Haworthia.

Care of the succulent plant Haworthia variegata or Variegated Haworthia

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

Common name: Variegated Hawortia. This species is native to South Africa.

They are evergreen succulent plants that form compact groups and reach 45 cm (17.71") in height. The elegant erect dark green or gray-green leaves have toothed margins and variegated light spots. The small flowers that appear above the leaves are not decorative.

They are often used in pots that are wider than they are deep for patios, windowsills, and balconies, and as indoor and greenhouse plants.

Haworthia variegata grows in full sun to semi-shade exposures and in hot, dry climates. In winter they appreciate that the temperature does not drop below 12 ºC (53.6 ºF) to continue growing. They do not resist frost.

They grow best in rocky or sandy soil; it is very important that the drainage is excellent. Transplant in early spring if the pot has become too small.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry. In summer reduce watering as the plant goes into rest.

Fertilize once in early spring with mineral fertilizer for succulents.

They do not need pruning.

They are plants quite resistant to the usual pests and diseases; excess humidity must be monitored and, if they are grown indoors, they must have good ventilation.

They are easily propagated by the separation of suckers in spring or fall.

Images of the succulent plant Haworthia variegata or Variegated Haworthia

Haworthia variegata
Haworthia variegata