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Haworthia cymbiformis f. variegata (Variegated Cathedral Window Haworthia)

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Scientific Name

Haworthia cymbiformis f. variegata

Accepted Scientific Name

Haworthia cymbiformis (Haw.) Duval

Common Names

Variegated Cathedral Window Haworthia

Synonyms

Haworthia cymbiformis var. variegata

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Haworthia

Origin

This succulent is a variegated form of Haworthia cymbiformis.

Description

Haworthia cymbiformis f. variegata is an attractive succulent that forms stemless rosettes of fleshy, boat-shaped leaves variegated with light-green and white longitudinal stripes. The rosettes grow up to 3 inches (8 cm) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Flowers are tubular, white to pale pink with brownish-green veins and appear from mid-spring to early summer on slender, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall inflorescences.

How to Grow and Care for Haworthia cymbiformis f. variegata

Light: Although some species can grow in full, bright sun, most Haworthias live in more sheltered spots, and they are adapted to thrive in partial shade. Place the potted plants in a bright area with some protection from the hottest rays of the day.

Soil: All Haworthia species do not like their roots to remain wet for prolonged periods, so their potting soil should be well-drained. Use a commercial succulent soil or make your own well-draining potting mix.

Hardiness: Haworthia cymbiformis f. variegata can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.

Watering: These succulents are very tolerant of underwatering, but overwatering can quickly lead to rotting. From spring to fall, water thoroughly, then wait until the top of the soil dries out before watering again. During the winter rest period, water just enough to keep leaves from shriveling.

Fertilizing: Haworthias do not require much fertilizer. 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, Haworthias 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.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.

Toxicity of Haworthia cymbiformis f. variegata

Haworthia species are generally non-toxic to humans and animals.

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