Haworthia emelyae var. major (G.G.Sm.) M.B.Bayer
Haworthia magnifica var. major, Haworthia maraisii var. major, Haworthia multifolia var. major, Haworthia schuldtiana var. major, Haworthia wimii
Haworthia emelyae var. major is a small succulent that forms a stemless, usually solitary rosette of thick fleshy leaves with numerous concolorous tubercles tipped with white teeth. The rosette grows up to 3.4 inches (8.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are dark green and translucent with 3 to 7 greenish-white lines. They are obovate, recurved, somewhat convex at the upper surface, up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long and up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) wide. The keels and margins are with slender whitish teeth.
Flowers are white suffused green, with brownish-green lines, and appear spirally arranged in up to 3.4 inches (8.5 cm) long raceme from spring to fall. The peduncle is simple, stout, and up to 12 inches (30 cm) long, including the raceme.
Haworthia emelyae var. major is native to South Africa. It occurs on the Karroo side of Garcia Pass among rocks and in rock crevices on a northern aspect.
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 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, 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 container, repot into a new wide and shallow container 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.
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