Haworthia cooperi var. picturata (M.B.Bayer) M.B.Bayer
Haworthia gracilis var. picturata, Haworthia oculata, Haworthia picturata
Haworthia cooperi var. picturata is a small stemless succulent that may grow vigorously into a large clump. This variety of Haworthia cooperi has much rounding or squatness to the pale yellowish-green leaves that are variable even in the same rosette. The inflorescence is a simple lax raceme bearing about 20 flowers, of which four may be open at a time. Flowers are white with a hint of pink and appear in late spring and early summer.
USDA hardiness zones 10a 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 baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, ensure 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This variety is native to South Africa.
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