Haworthia truncata f. crassa Poelln.
Accepted Scientific Name
Haworthia truncata Schönland
Haworthia truncata f. crassa is an interesting small succulent that has leaves with rounded truncated tips arranged in two opposite rows. It is an intermediate form between Haworthia truncata var. maughanii and Haworthia truncata var. truncata.
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 unusual containers such as teacups and even 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 the spring or early summer. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This succulent is a form of Haworthia truncata from an area to the South and East of Calitzdorp.
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