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Haworthia limifolia var. striata

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Scientific Name

Haworthia limifolia var. striata Pilbeam

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Haworthia

Description

Haworthia limifolia var. striata is similar to the normal form of Haworthia limifolia with all the deep, grooves and ridges, but the ridges in this plant are highlighted with a whitish coloring, making it one of the most ornamental of all the Haworthias. It offset easily, the caespitose rosette is up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. The white flowers with greenish veins are borne on a up to 14 inches (35 cm) tall inflorescence.

Haworthia limifolia var. striata

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How to Grow and Care

Haworthia are not considered difficult houseplants to grow—if you can keep a pot of aloe alive on a windowsill, chances are you can do the same with a dish of Haworthia. As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water—they should never be allowed to sit in water under any circumstances. At the same time, these decorative little plants can be grown in interesting containers such as tea cups and even miniature baby shoes.

If you’re given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container had adequate drainage. If it doesn’t, it might be a good idea to pop the plant out of its container and add a layer of gravel to the bottom to reduce the wicking action of the soil above. Finally, look out for sunburned spots on your plants.

Haworthia are small (usually remaining between 3 inches (7.5 cm) and 5 (12.5 cm) inches in height) and relatively slow-growing. They are often grown in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets. When the cluster has outgrown its dish, repot in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.

Origin

Native to to southern Africa.

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