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Haworthia turgida var. suberecta


Scientific Name

Haworthia turgida var. suberecta Poelln.


Haworthia suberecta, Haworthia turgida f. suberecta, Haworthia turgida var. subtuberculata

Scientific Classification

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Haworthia


Haworthia turgida var. suberecta distinguish from Haworthia turgida for its leaf-tips that are truncate and rounded, green to purplish and very mottled and not lanceolate or long-triangular. It develops tight colonies composed of multiple rosettes, up to 6 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter and almost stemless. The leaves are up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, up to 1.5 inch (1.2 cm) wide, fleshy, often as thick as broad, smooth and semi-translucent and have a jelly bean like in the upper part of the face with 3-7 longitudinal green lines and heavily mottled with whitish flocks. The leaf color is usually an olive-green but if kept dry, cool or given a bit extra light can take on rusty-red tones. Flowers are brownish-white with darker venation.

Haworthia turgida var. suberecta

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How to Grow and Care

Haworthia 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 tea cups and even miniature baby shoes. If you’re given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container had adequate drainage. If it doesn’t, it might be a good idea to pop the plant out of its container and add a layer of gravel to the bottom to reduce the wicking action of the soil above. Finally, look out for sunburned spots on your plants.

Haworthia are small (usually remaining between 3 inches (7.5 cm) and 5 (12.5 cm) inches 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… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.


Native to the Western Cape Province of South Africa.


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