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Haworthia magnifica


Scientific Name

Haworthia magnifica Poelln.


Haworthia magnifica var. magnifica, Haworthia maraisii var. magnifica, Haworthia retusa var. magnifica

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Haworthia


Haworthia magnifica is a slow-growing, evergreen succulent up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall. Its shape and brownish-greenish color serve to camouflage this plant on the ground. It is usually a solitary stemless plant. The leaves are approximately triangular, up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long, with longitudinal pale brown or grayish veins along the upper surfaces and small teeth along the edges. The leaves form a rosette up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Flowers are white and small, forming an inflorescence up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall.


USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Haworthia 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 decorative little plants can be grown in interesting containers such as tea cups and even miniature baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container had 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.

Haworthia are small, usually remaining 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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Haworthia


Haworthia magnifica is native to South Africa (Cape Provinces).

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