Haworthia 'Crocodile Skin'
This hybrid is a cross between Haworthiopsis koelmaniorum (formerly known as Haworthia koelmaniorum) and Haworthiopsis limifolia var. ubomboensis (formerly known as Haworthia limifolia var. ubomboensis) created by John André Audissou.
Haworthia 'Crocodile Skin' is a small succulent with open rosettes of long leaves with longitudinal rows of many prominent whitish tubercles. The leaves are mid-green, but in a stronger light, they develop a pinkish tinge. Flowers are white and appear on a tall stalk, mainly in late spring to early summer.
How to Grow and Care for Haworthia 'Crocodile Skin'
Light: Although some species can grow in full sun, most Haworthias are adapted to thrive in partial shade. Place the potted H. 'Crocodile Skin' in a bright area with some protection from the hottest rays of the day.
Soil: All Haworthias do not like their roots to remain wet for prolonged periods, so their potting soil should be well-drained. Use a commercial succulent potting mix or make your own.
Hardiness: Haworthias like warmer temperatures in the summer but cool in the winter. However, they do not like being too cold. H. 'Crocodile Skin' can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.
Watering: During the hottest summer months, when Haworthias are mostly dormant, water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. From fall to spring, when growth is most active, water H. 'Crocodile Skin' thoroughly, then wait until the top of the soil dries out before watering again. Water the plants less during the winter when their growth slows down significantly.
Fertilizing: Haworthias do not require much fertilizer, but for optimum growth, fertilization is a good idea. Feed only with a dilute fertilizer and only during the active growing season.
Repotting: These succulents are generally slow-growing and can stay in the same pot for years. For best health, H. 'Crocodile Skin' should be repotted into fresh soil every two to three years.
Propagation: Vegetative propagation, especially by offsets, is the quickest and most common method of propagating Haworthias. They can also be propagated by leaves and seeds. Remove the offsets when they have started developing their own roots. Sow seeds in spring or fall in a well-draining soil mix.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
Toxicity of Haworthia 'Crocodile Skin'
Haworthia species are generally non-toxic to humans and animals.
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