Haworthia magnifica var. splendens J.D.Venter & S.A.Hammer
Haworthia splendens, Haworthia mirabilis var. splendens
Haworthia magnifica var. splendens is a small, slow-growing succulent that forms a stemless, usually solitary rosette of attractive dark green to purplish leaves with shiny raised tubercles and 4 to 5 longitudinal silvery-grey lines along the upper surface. The rosette grows up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Leaves are swollen, triangular, and up to 1.4 inches (3.5) cm long. The tip of the leaves is more or less translucent between the veins. The rosette produces a slender, up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall inflorescence with 15 to 25 white flowers with a brownish-green mid-vein and green throat. Only a few flowers open together at the same time.
USDA hardiness zone 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 had adequate drainage.
Haworthias are small, usually between 3 and 5 inches (7.5 cm and 12.5 cm) in height, and relatively slow-growing. 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 in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
Native to South Africa (Cape Provinces).
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