Haworthiopsis attenuata 'Snowy'
The origin of this cultivar of Haworthiopsis attenuata is unknown.
Haworthiopsis attenuata 'Snowy' is an attractive small succulent that forms rosettes of dark green triangular leaves with dense white tubercles. It slowly produces offsets and forms an impressive clump.
A very similar plant to this cultivar is sold under the name Haworthia attenuata 'Snow White'.
How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis attenuata 'Snowy'
Light: H. attenuata 'Snowy' thrives in semi-shaded positions. Brighter light conditions are needed to bring out the leaf coloration. Any window in your home or office is likely to be an appropriate setting for this succulent.
Soil: Use a commercial potting soil specially formulated for succulents or make your own well-draining potting mix.
Hardiness: This plant likes warmer temperatures in summer but cooler in winter. H. attenuata 'Snowy' can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b.
Watering: The best way to water this succulent is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil thoroughly wet, and then wait until it is dry before watering again. Water your plant less during the winter when its growth slows down significantly. During the hottest summer months, when H. attenuata 'Snowy' is mostly dormant, water it just enough to keep the leaves from shriveling.
Fertilizing: H. attenuata 'Snowy' is a slow-growing plant, and it does not require much fertilizer. For optimum growth, fertilization is a good idea. Feed only with a dilute fertilizer and only during the active growing season. Avoid summer fertilizing as this succulent is in a 6 to 8 weeks rest period.
Repotting: When the plant has outgrown its container, repot it in the spring or early summer into a new, slightly larger pot with fresh soil.
Propagation: H. attenuata 'Snowy' is mostly and easily grown from stem cuttings or by removing offsets from the mother plant. Take cuttings during the warmer months. Remove offsets when they have started developing their roots. Spring is the best time to sow seeds.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis.
Toxicity of Haworthiopsis attenuata 'Snowy'
H. attenuata 'Snowy' is considered non-toxic to humans and animals.
- Back to genus Haworthiopsis
- Succulentopedia: Browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus
Click on a photo to see a larger version.