Haworthia marumiana Uitewaal
Haworthia arachnoidea var. marumiana
Haworthia marumiana is a small stemless succulent that readily forms clumps of rosettes of soft olive-green leaves turning purple in full sun. The rosettes grow up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, almost erect, up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) long, and have little teeth along the margins and keel. Flowers are small, whitish-green, and appear from spring to summer.
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 decorative, little plants can be grown in interesting containers such as teacups and even small baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, ensure 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 spring or early summer. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This species is native to South Africa (Western Cape and Eastern Cape).
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