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Haworthiopsis glauca

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Scientific Name

Haworthiopsis glauca (Baker) G.D.Rowley

Synonyms

Haworthia glauca (basionym), Haworthia glauca var. glauca, Catevala glauca, Haworthia reinwardtii subsp. glauca, Haworthia reinwardtii var. glauca

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Haworthiopsis glauca, formerly known as Haworthia glauca, is a succulent plant with pointed, up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) long, light blue leaves packed densely along its stems. The stems branch from the base and the plant can form clumps. The Inflorescence is simple and up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. The flowers are white, the segment keels either brown or green.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Haworthia are not considered difficult houseplants to grow. If you can keep a pot of Aloe alive on a windowsill, chances are you can do the same with a dish of Haworthia. As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water. They should never be allowed to sit in water under any circumstances. At the same time, these decorative little plants can be grown in interesting containers such as tea cups and even miniature baby shoes. If you're given a Haworthia in such a container, make sure the container had adequate drainage. If it doesn't, it might be a good idea to pop the plant out of its container and add a layer of gravel to the bottom to reduce the wicking action of the soil above. Finally, look out for sunburned spots on your plants.

Haworthia are small, usually remaining between 3 and 5 inches (7.5 cm and 12.5 cm) in height, and relatively slow-growing. They are often grown in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Haworthia

Origin

Haworthiopsis glauca is native to South Africa (Eastern Cape).

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