Haworthia cooperi var. truncata (H.Jacobsen) M.B.Bayer
Haworthia obtusa f. truncata, Haworthia ikra
Haworthia cooperi var. truncata is a stemless succulent that looks like a small grape cluster and makes small colonies up to 3 inches (7,5 cm) in diameter. It is a very quickly offsetting and smaller growing variety of Haworthia cooperi. Leaves are fleshy, soft, and glassy (almost transparent), 20 to 25 per rosette, round-tipped, and somewhat spherical with lovely blue-green translucent patterns. They become reddish with too much sun or not enough water.
Flowers are whitish and appear on simple, up to 12 inches (30 cm) long peduncles from spring to summer.
USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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 small 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, 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This variety is native to South Africa (Eastern Cape Province).
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