Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia M.B.Bayer
Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia is a small succulent that forms stemless, slowly proliferous rosettes of dark green with dark veins contrasting with the translucent windows. The rosettes grow up to 2.8 inches (7 cm) cm in diameter. This variety has larger rosettes and more slender suberect leaves than Haworthia emelyae var. emelyae. Leaves are lanceolate, with irregularly toothed margins, keel toothed with fine whitish teeth, and a fine bristle at the tip. They are up to 1.8 inches (4.5 cm) long and up to 0.4 inches (4 cm) wide.
Flowers are small, white or pinkish-white with greenish or pinkish-brown veins and appear in raceme on an up to 10 inches (25 cm) long peduncle.
Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia is native to South Africa.
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 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.
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