Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia M.B.Bayer
Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia is a small succulent that forms stemless rosettes of lime-green to dark-green leaves with a convex and windowed upper triangular face with a translucent appearance enhanced by longitudinal light green lines aligned towards the apex. The rosettes are up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) cm in diameter, with up to 60 (usually 20 to 30) leaves. They are larger than the rosettes of Haworthia emelyae var. emelyae, with more slender suberect leaves with a smooth and green surface. This variety is also more robust and eventually forms more rosettes. Leaves are narrow, ovate-oblong to triangular lanceolate, sharply pointed, and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long. The margins and keel 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 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 remaining 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.
This variety is native to South Africa.
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