Haworthia truncata 'Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Haworthia truncata Schönland
Haworthia truncata 'Variegata' is a small succulent with fleshy green leaves with cream-colored, yellow, or brownish-green stripes. It grows up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Leaves are arranged in 2 opposite rows. They are nearly rectangular in cross-section, with a rough upper surface that gives the impression of being cut.
The flowers are white, not very showy, and appear on slender stalks that reach 8 inches (20 cm) long, mainly in late spring.
Haworthia truncata 'Variegata' is a form of Haworthia truncata selected for its variegated foliage.
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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
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