Haworthia chloracantha Haw.
Haworthia chloracantha var. chloracantha, Aloe chloracantha, Catevala chloracantha
Haworthia chloracantha is a small succulent that forms rosettes, often with a deep red center. It is very proliferous and forms large dense clusters in nature. The rosettes grow up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Leaves are slender, pale yellow-green, and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
These succulents 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 little decorative plants can be grown in interesting containers such as teacups and even miniature baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container has adequate drainage.
Haworthias are small, usually between 3 and 5 inches (7.5 cm and 12.5 cm) in height, and relatively slow-growing. Therefore, 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 into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil in the spring or early summer. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This species is native to the Cape Province of South Africa.
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