Haworthiopsis attenuata var. glabrata (Salm-Dyck) G.D.Rowley
Aloe glabrata, Aloe glabrata var. concolor, Aloe glabrata var. perviridis, Catevala glabrata, Haworthia attenuata var. glabrata, Haworthia glabrata, Haworthia glabrata var. concolor, Haworthia glabrata var. perviridis
This variety is native to South Africa (Cape Provinces).
Haworthiopsis attenuata var. glabrata, formerly known as Haworthia glabrata, is a charming small succulent that forms rosettes of thick fleshy narrow leaves. The rosettes grow up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Leaves are light to dark green or brownish-green if grown in direct sunlight. They are covered with tubercles in the same color as the leaves. Flowers are tubular, white with green veins, and appear on up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall inflorescences, usually from spring to fall.
The varietal epithet "glabrata" derives from the Latin "glaber," meaning "hairless or smooth" and probably refers to the visual first impression of the surfaces of leaves.
How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis attenuata var. glabrata
Light: Even though most species can tolerate full sun, these succulents thrive in semi-shaded positions. However, brighter light conditions are needed to bring out the leaf coloration.
Soil: Plant your Haworthiopsis in a commercial soil formulated for succulents or make your own well-draining potting mix.
Hardiness: Haworthiopsis attenuata var. glabrata can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.
Watering: In spring and fall, when the growth is most active, water Haworthiopsis thoroughly, then wait until the top of the soil dries out before watering again. Water your plants less during the winter when their growth slows down significantly. During the hottest summer months, when Haworthiopsis are mostly dormant, water just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Fertilizing: Haworthiopsis are slow-growing succulents, and they do not require much fertilizer. Therefore, feed only with a dilute fertilizer and only from spring to fall.
Repotting: When the plant has outgrown its container, repot in the spring or early summer into a new slightly larger pot with fresh soil.
Propagation: Haworthiopsis are mostly and easily grown from stem cuttings or by removing offsets from the mother plant.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis.
Toxicity of Haworthiopsis attenuata var. glabrata
Haworthiopsis species are generally non-toxic to humans and animals.
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