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Haworthiopsis glauca var. herrei


Scientific Name

Haworthiopsis glauca var. herrei (Poelln.) G.D.Rowley


Haworthia armstrongii, Haworthia eilyae, Haworthia eilyae var. poellnitziana, Haworthia eilyae var. zantneriana, Haworthia glauca f. armstrongii, Haworthia glauca f. jacobseniana, Haworthia glauca f. jonesiae, Haworthia glauca var. herrei, Haworthia herrei, Haworthia herrei var. depauperata, Haworthia herrei var. poellnitzii, Haworthia jacobseniana, Haworthia jonesiae, Haworthia reinwardtii var. herrei

Scientific Classification

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


This variety is native to South Africa (Eastern Cape).


Haworthiopsis glauca var. herrei, formerly known as Haworthia glauca var. herrei or Haworthia herrei, is a small succulent that slowly grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall, branching at the base to form clumps of elongated rosettes. Leaves are grey-green to blue-green, upright with pointed tips, and have tubercles on the undersides. Flowers are white, spirally arranged in racemes, and appear from spring to fall on up to 16 inches (40 cm) tall inflorescences.

The varietal epithet "herrei" honors Dr. Hans Herre (1925-1962), botanist and expert on South African succulents.

How to Grow and Care for Haworthiopsis glauca var. herrei

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 glauca var. herrei 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 these plants is to use the "soak and dry" method. In the winter, reduce watering to once per month. Never allow water to sit on the rosette.

Fertilizing: Haworthiopsis are slow-growing succulents, and they do not require much fertilizer. 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 glauca var. herrei

Haworthiopsis species are generally non-toxic to humans and animals.


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