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Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'

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Scientific Name

Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green' is an attractive stemless succulent that forms fan-shaped clusters. The stem segments are square to rectangular, light green to lime green with dark green venation. The flattened stem tips are rectangular in outline and contain translucent tissue windows that allow light to penetrate deeper into the leaf. The inflorescence stalk is up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and composed of white and cream, pendulous flowers.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green'

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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. See more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.

Origin

Haworthia truncata 'Lime Green' is likely a hybrid between Haworthia truncata and Haworthia cuspidata or Haworthia cymbiformis. This cultivar 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. He forgot the parents
and name it "Down Under."

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