Haworthia retusa 'White Ghost'
Ghost Star Cactus
Haworthia 'White Ghost'
Haworthia retusa 'White Ghost' is an attractive small succulent that forms stemless rosettes of variegated, almost entirely white leaves. The rosettes can grow up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) in diameter. The leaves are pale green with whitish markings and veins along the upper surfaces.
The small flowers are white with green lines and a green throat and appear on long, slender stalks from fall to spring.
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 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, 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 containers. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets. When the cluster has outgrown its container, repot into a new wide and shallow container with fresh potting soil in the spring or early summer. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
Haworthia retusa 'White Ghost' is a variegated cultivar of Haworthia retusa.
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