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Haworthia truncata f. variegata (Horse's Teeth)


Scientific Name

Haworthia truncata f. variegata

Accepted Scientific Name

Haworthia truncata Schönland

Common Names

Horse's Teeth

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Haworthia


Haworthia truncata f. variegata is a small succulent with variegated leaves arranged in 2 opposite rows. It grows up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) tall and up to 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Leaves are nearly rectangular in crosssection, creamy-white or yellow with green stripes and even distinct shades of brownish-green. Flowers are not very showy, appear in white, tubular clusters on an up to 8 inches (20 cm) long stem.

Haworthia truncata f. variegata (Horse's Teeth)

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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 miniature baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container had 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. 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 in the spring or early summer into a new wide and shallow dish with fresh potting soil. This is also the time to take offsets for propagation.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.


Haworthia truncata f. variegata is a variegated form of Haworthia truncata.


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