Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata 'Grey Ghost'
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Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata 'Grey Ghost' is a small succulent that forms stemless rosettes, usually solitary to slowly proliferous. The rosettes grow up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Leaves are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, pale green with whitish-grey variegation and veins along the upper surfaces. Flowers are small, white with green lines and a green throat.
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, make sure 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.
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This succulent is a popular variegated cultivar of Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata.
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