Haworthia turgida var. suberecta Poelln.
Haworthia suberecta, Haworthia turgida f. suberecta, Haworthia turgida var. subtuberculata
Haworthia turgida var. suberecta is a succulent plant that forms tight colonies composed of almost stemless rosettes. It is distinguished from Haworthia turgida var. turgida by its truncate to rounded leaf tips. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are fleshy, nearly upright, with 3 to 7 green longitudinal lines, densely mottled with semi-translucent speckles, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long and up to 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) wide. They are usually green but can take on a pink coloration when moderately stressed by heat and drought. Flowers are brownish-white with darker veins.
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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthia.
This variety is native to the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
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