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Haworthiopsis attenuata f. variegata (Variegated Zebra Plant)

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Scientific Name

Haworthiopsis attenuata f. variegata

Accepted Scientific Name

Haworthiopsis attenuata (Haw.) G.D.Rowley

Common Names

Variegated Zebra Plant

Synonyms

Haworthia attenuata f. variegata, Haworthia attenuata var. variegata, Haworthia attenuata f. albovariegata

Scientific Classification

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Tribe: Aloeae
Genus: Haworthiopsis

Description

Haworthiopsis attenuata f. variegata, formerly known as Haworthia attenuata f. variegata, is a stemless, clustering, perennial succulent, up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, with rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. The leaves are dark green, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long and pointed and strikingly banded or spotted with creamy-white or yellow varying amounts of variegation. The Inflorescence is up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall and bears white flowers with green veins.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 10a to 10b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Display Zebra Plant anywhere it can receive plenty of sun or bright light. South facing windows will provide the most sun.

During the growing season water the Zebra Plant thoroughly and then water when the soil becomes dry to the touch (not bone dry though). Winter is a tricky time for these plants although they are a tough species. Many growers will overwater then alongside cold temperatures or drafts the plant can become very sick or even die. The leaves are storage organs so during the winter water much less and allow the top soil to dry out.

Use a potting mix for succulents that drains wells and provides plenty of air to the small roots. If making you own mix or buying another type, use part potting soil, part perlite and part sand.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Zebra Plant.

The offshoots provide a simple and highly effective means of propagating new Zebra Plants if they are carefully removed and potted in a suitable growing mix. However, they should only be removed in spring or fall when the plant is not actively growing.

Learn more at How to Remove Offsets From a Zebra Plant.

Origin

Haworthiopsis attenuata f. variegata is a variegated form of Haworthiopsis attenuata.

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