Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia M.B.Bayer
Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia is a succulent with stemless rosettes, larger than the rosettes of Haworthia emelyae, with more slender, suberect leaves with a smooth and green surface. It is also more robust and eventually forms more rosettes. The rosettes are up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) cm in diameter, with up to 60 (usually 20 to 30) leaves. The leaves are ovate-oblong to triangular lanceolate, narrow, sharply pointed, up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long. They are lime-green to dark-green, with an upper triangular face, convex and windowed with translucent appearance enhanced by longitudinal light green lines aligned towards the apex. The margins and keels are with small teeth. Flowers are small, two-lipped, white, and borne on a up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall inflorescence.
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 decorative, little 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, make sure the container had adequate drainage.
Haworthias are small, usually remaining between 3 and 5 inches (7.5 cm and 12.5 cm) in height, and relatively slow-growing. 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 in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation. See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
Native to South Africa.
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