Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'
Haworthia 'Lime Green'
Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green' is an attractive stemless succulent that forms fan-shaped clusters. The leaves are square to rectangular, light green to lime green with dark green venation. The flattened leaf tips are rectangular in outline and contain translucent tissue windows that allow light to penetrate deeper into the leaf. The pendulous flowers are white and cream-colored and appear on up to 12 inches (30 cm) long flower stalk, mainly in late 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, make sure 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This succulent is likely a hybrid resulting from the cross between Haworthia truncata and Haworthia cuspidata or Haworthia cymbiformis. It may be the same as Haworthia truncata 'Down Under', a sport found by John Pilbeam growing from his seeds under his nursery bench after a few years. Unfortunately, he forgot the parents and name it "Down Under."
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