Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata (M.B.Bayer) M.B.Bayer
Haworthia acuminata, Haworthia retusa var. acuminata, Haworthia retusa f. acuminata
Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata is a small succulent that forms stemless, solitary to slowly proliferous rosettes. The longer leaves with a stiff truncate end-area distinguish this variety from Haworthia magnifica var. magnifica. The rosettes grow up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Leaves are dark green, brownish-green to purplish, striated, with 4 or 5 pale brown or grayish veins along the upper surfaces. They are up to 2 inches (5 cm) long.
The flowers are small, white with green lines and a green throat.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Haworthias 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. If it doesn't, it might be a good idea to pop the plant out of its container and add a layer of gravel to the bottom to reduce the wicking action of the soil above. Finally, look out for sunburned spots on your plants.
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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata is native to South Africa.
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