Haworthia magnifica Poelln.
Haworthia magnifica var. magnifica, Haworthia maraisii var. magnifica, Haworthia retusa var. magnifica
Haworthia magnifica is a small succulent that forms a stemless, usually solitary rosette of brownish-green leaves with longitudinal pale brown or grayish veins along the upper surfaces and small teeth along the edges. The rosette slowly grows up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall and up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Its shape and color serve to camouflage this plant on the ground. Leaves are approximately triangular and up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long. The small flowers are white and appear on up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall inflorescences.
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 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, 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.
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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
Haworthia magnifica is native to South Africa (Cape Provinces).
Varieties, Forms, Cultivars, and Hybrids
- Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata
- Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata 'Grey Ghost'
- Haworthia magnifica var. splendens
- Haworthia magnifica f. variegata
- Haworthia 'Green Rose'
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