Haworthiopsis limifolia 'Spider White'
Fairies Washboard, Fairy Washboard
Haworthia limifolia 'Spider White', Haworthia 'Spider White'
Haworthiopsis limifolia 'Spider White', formerly known as Haworthia limifolia 'Spider White', is a delightful succulent that forms a rosette of green fleshy leaves etched with strong white lines. The rosette grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Leaves have pronounced ridges running across them, hence the lovely common name "Fairies Washboard." The small white flowers appear on long slender stems
This cultivar is similar to Haworthiopsis limifolia var. striata, which also has white striations on the leaves.
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, ensure the container has adequate drainage.
Haworthias are small, usually remaining 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 dish 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.
This succulent is a cultivar of Haworthiopsis limifolia.
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