Haworthiopsis limifolia 'Variegata'
Haworthiopsis limifolia (Marloth) G.D.Rowley
Fairy Washboard, File-leafed Haworthia
Haworthia limifolia f. variegata, Haworthia limifolia 'Variegata', Haworthiopsis limifolia f. variegata
Haworthiopsis limifolia 'Variegata', formerly known as Haworthia limifolia 'Variegata', is a charming succulent that forms small rosettes of dark green leaves with irregular cream-colored or yellow markings. The rosettes grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Leaves are triangular to ovate-lanceolate, spreading, very broad at the base, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long, and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. Flowers are white, tubular, not very showy, and emerge in clusters on a up to 14 inches (35 cm) tall stem.
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, 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 small 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 dish with fresh potting soil in the spring or early summer. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This succulent is a form of Haworthiopsis limifolia selected for its variegated foliage.
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