Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula 'Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula (Jacq.) G.D.Rowley
Haworthia attenuata var. radula f. variegata, Haworthia attenuata var. radula 'Variegata', Haworthia radula f. variegata, Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula f. variegata
This succulent is a form of Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula selected for its variegated foliage.
Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula 'Variegata', formerly known as Haworthia attenuata var. radula 'Variegata', is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of thick fleshy variegated leaves. The rosettes grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall with a diameter equal to the height. They produce offsets to form clumps. Leaves are dark green, marbled with irregular markings of creamy-white, yellow, or pink. They are erect, up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long, up to 0.8 inches (2 cm) wide, and have white tubercles on both surfaces. Flowers are white with reddish-brown veins and appear on thin, up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall inflorescences, usually from spring to fall.
How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula 'Variegata'
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. radula 'Variegata' 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. radula 'Variegata'
Haworthiopsis species are generally non-toxic to humans and animals.
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